from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A statin, (C33H34FN2O5)2Ca · 3H2O, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to individuals at risk for heart disease.
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- n. A statin used to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood.
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- n. an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglycerides; potent in reducing LDL cholesterol because higher doses can be given
ator-, of unknown origin + -vastatin, statin suff.; see pravastatin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)