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nbme24/Block 4/Question#32 (reveal difficulty score)
A 45-year-old man with hypercholesterolemia ...
Increased synthesis of LDL receptors ๐Ÿ” / ๐Ÿ“บ / ๐ŸŒณ / ๐Ÿ“–
tags: pharm cardio

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submitted by โˆ—m-ice(370)

HMG CoA Reductase inhibitors prevent the liver from synthesizing its own cholesterol. In order to maintain its need for cholesterol, the liver has no choice by to increase its LDL receptor expression in order to take cholesterol from the blood.

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suckitnbme  Not sure why NBME felt like they needed two questions on statin MOA on this form. +9
makinallkindzofgainz  because they didn't even realize it because they make insanely low effort practice exams with awful formatting and vague vignettes, yet here we are paying 60 bucks a pop for "high quality" exams, gimme a break. ok i'm done venting +6
madden875  stop whining. no one asked you to buy the exam^ +5
neoamin  Why does anyone scramble this site? >< +2
neoamin  and how about lipoprotein lipase? +
jaramaiha  enhanced LPL is done through Fibrates. +

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