Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A statin, C 26H33FNO5Na, 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  • n. A synthetic statin formerly used to lower cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease, later withdrawn due to the risk of rhabdomyolysis.

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  • n. an oral drug (trade name Baycol) to reduce blood cholesterol levels

Etymologies

ceri-, of unknown origin + -vastatin, statin suff.; see pravastatin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • Included in this category are fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), and cerivastatin (Baycol).

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