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Definition of "pleiotropic" []

  • Of or pertaining to pleiotropy (adjective)

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Use "pleiotropic" in a sentence
  • "The findings support other studies indicating statins have pleiotropic effects or benefits beyond the reduction of cholesterol, researchers said."
  • "Changes in proteins are less likely to underlie such changes because most regulatory proteins are constrained due to their pleiotropic roles in the development of different structures."
  • "This may be an important pleiotropic effect whereby rosuvastatin reduces mortality in patients with coronary artery disease."