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lo·va·stat·in

 (lō′və-stăt′n)
n.
A statin drug, C24H36O5, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is used to lower cholesterol (especially LDL) levels and to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in individuals with elevated risk.

[lo-, of unknown origin + -vastatin, statin suffix; see pravastatin.]

lovastatin

(ˌləʊvəˈstætɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug, of the statin class, used to reduce cholesterol. Formula: C24H36O5

lo•va•stat•in

(ˌloʊ vəˈstæt n)
n.
a drug that reduces the levels of fats in the blood by altering the enzyme activity in the liver that produces lipids.
[1985–90; of undetermined orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lovastatin - an oral drug (trade name Mevacor) to reduce blood cholesterol levels; used when dietary changes have proved inadequate
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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lovastatin

n lovastatina
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A high mean daily dosage of lovastatin was positively associated with the development of dementia, possibly because lovastatin is a lipophilic statin while the anti-inflammatory cholesterol lowering effect of lovastatin is not comparable to that of atorvastatin and simvastatin.
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Washington, December 28 ( ANI ): It has been found that adding lovastatin, a widely used cholesterol-lowering drug, to traditional antimalarial treatment decreases neuroinflammation and protects against cognitive impairment in a mouse model of cerebral malaria.
Our aim was to investigate the possible and direct favorable effects of lovastatin on lef t ventricular (LV) systolic, diastolic function and myocardial ischemia in patients with CAD.
The results indicated that coadministration of ezetimibe plus lovastatin (pooled doses) was significantly more efficacious than lovastatin alone (pooled doses) or ezetimibe alone in decreasing direct plasma levels of LDL cholesterol from baseline to endpoint.
In results which could be interesting news for the high numbers of Welsh men and women who suffer from heart disease and high cholesterol, the veggie diet fared almost as well as the standard anti-cholesterol drug lovastatin .
Lovastatin is a naturally occurring ingredient of this preparation.