from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A statin, C 24H25FNO4·NA, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to individuals who are at risk for heart disease.
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- n. A drug of the statin class, used to treat hypercholesterolemia and to prevent cardiovascular disease.
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- n. least expensive statin drug (trade name Lescol); usually taken orally at bedtime
flu(oro)- + -vastatin, statin suff.; see pravastatin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)