atorvastatin

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a·tor·va·stat·in

 (ə-tôr′və-stăt′n)
n.
A statin drug, C33H34FN2O5, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is used in its hydrated calcium form to lower cholesterol (especially LDL) levels and to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in individuals with elevated risk.

[ator-, of unknown origin + -vastatin, statin suffix; see pravastatin.]
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Noun1.atorvastatin - an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglyceridesatorvastatin - an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglycerides; potent in reducing LDL cholesterol because higher doses can be given
lipid-lowering medication, lipid-lowering medicine, statin, statin drug - a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase
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atorvastatin

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