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fluvastatin

 [floo´vah-stat″in]
an inhibitor of cholesterol biosynthesis used as the sodium salt in the treatment of hyperlipidemia and to slow the progression of atherosclerosis associated with coronary heart disease.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

fluvastatin

(flo͞o′və-stăt′n)
n.
A statin, C24H26FNO4, used in the form of its sodium salt, 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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fluvastatin

Lescol® Cardiology An HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor/statin that improves lipid profile of Pts with hypercholesterolemia and mixed dyslipidemia Effect Slowing coronary ASHD in CAD by ↓ total-C, LDL-C, ↑ HDL-C, ↓ TGs Adverse events Rash. See LDL-C, Hypercholesterolemia, Statin.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fluvastatin

A statin drug (see STATINS) that blocks the synthesis of cholesterol in the body and can be used to lower unduly high blood cholesterol levels. A brand name is Lescol.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005