atorvastatin


ator·va·stat·in

noun \ə-ˌtr-və-ˈsta-tən, -ˈtr-və-ˌsta-\

Definition of ATORVASTATIN

:  a statin administered orally in the form of its hydrated calcium salt (C33H34FN2O5)2·Ca3H2O to lower lipid levels in the blood

Origin of ATORVASTATIN

ator- (perhaps alteration of lipid control) + -vastatin (as in lovastatin)
First Known Use: 1994

ator·va·stat·in

noun \ə-ˌtr-və-ˈstat-ən, -ˈtr-və-ˌstat-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ATORVASTATIN

: a statin that is administered orally (as in hypercholesterolemia) in the form of its hydrated calcium salt (C33H34FN2O5)2Ca·3H2O to lower lipid levels in the blood—see lipitor

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