clofibrate clofibrate

Definition(s):

  • (n) a drug (trade name Atromid-S) that reduces lipids in the blood serum; used to treat some cardiovascular diseases

News

  • Inactivation of taste genes causes male sterility

    Scientists report the surprising finding that two proteins involved in oral taste detection also play a crucial role in sperm development. In addition, the human form of one protein is blocked by the lipid-lowering drug clofibrate, perhaps linking this and related compounds to the rising global incidence of human infertility.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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