atorvastatin

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

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Origin and Etymology of atorvastatin

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


Medical Dictionary

atorvastatin

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

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

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