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A statin drug, C24H26FNO4, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is used in the form of its sodium salt to lower cholesterol (especially LDL) levels and to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in individuals with elevated risk.

[flu(oro)- + -vastatin, statin suffix; see pravastatin.]
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Noun1.fluvastatin - least expensive statin drug (trade name Lescol); usually taken orally at bedtime
lipid-lowering medication, lipid-lowering medicine, statin, statin drug - a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase


n fluvastatina
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Description : CANEF: Evaluating and Improving Fiscal Regime Design in the Extractives Sector
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