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A 26-year-old man comes to the physician for ...
Increased number of LDL receptors on hepatocytes๐Ÿ”,๐Ÿ“บ
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submitted by m-ice(346),
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an_improved_me  just a quick addition: LDL is the main lipoprotein carrying cholesterl, hence the liver's selective increase in LDL receptors +1  



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submitted by avicenna(5),

Statins, also known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors don't forget this doctors should be able to explain such simple concepts like the back of their hand if a patient tries to act smart asking how this drug helps me lose cholesterol.