atorvastatin

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noun ator·va·stat·in \ə-ˌtȯr-və-ˈsta-tən, -ˈtȯr-və-ˌsta-\

Definition of atorvastatin

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

Origin and Etymology of atorvastatin

ator- (perhaps alteration of lipid control) + -vastatin (as in lovastatin)


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atorvastatin

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noun ator·va·stat·in \ə-ˌtȯr-və-ˈstat-ən, -ˈtȯr-və-ˌstat-\

Medical Definition of atorvastatin

  1. :  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 Atorvastatin is marketed under the trademark Lipitor and when used in combination with amlodipine, under the trademark Caduet.


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