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pravastatin

 [prav´ah-stat″in]
an antihyperlipidemic agent that acts by inhibiting cholesterol synthesis, used as the sodium salt in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and other forms of dyslipidemia and to lower the risks associated with atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease; administered orally.

pravastatin

/prav·a·stat·in/ (prav´ah-stat″in) an antihyperlipidemic agent that acts by inhibiting cholesterol synthesis, used as the sodium salt in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and other forms of dyslipidemia and to lower the risks associated with atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.

pravastatin

(prăv′ə-stăt′n)
n.
A statin, C 23H35NaO7, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to persons who are at risk for heart disease.

pravastatin

[prav′ahstat′in]
an antihyperlipidemic agent that acts by inhibiting cholesterol synthesis, used as the sodium salt in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and other forms of dyslipidemia and to lower the risks associated with atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. It is administered orally.

pravastatin

One of the class of statin cholesterol-lowering drugs. A brand name is Lipostat. See STATINS.

pravastatin (prav´əstat´ən),

n brand name: Pravachol;
drug class: antihyperlipidemic;
action: inhibits HMG-CoA reductase enzyme, which reduces cholesterol synthesis;
use: as an adjunct in primary hypercholesterolemia (types IIa, IIb).