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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Researchers looked at more than 10,000 patients who had been randomly assigned to take either atorvastatin (Lipitor) or a placebo.
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Origin and Etymology of atorvastatin
ator- (perhaps alteration of lipid control) + -vastatin (as in lovastatin)
First Known Use: 1994See Words from the same year
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