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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
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pravastatinOne of the class of statin cholesterol-lowering drugs. A brand name is Lipostat. See STATINS.
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