pravastatin

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noun prav·a·stat·in \ˈpra-və-ˌsta-tən\

Definition of pravastatin

  1. :  a drug C23H35NaO7 that inhibits the production of cholesterol in the body and is used to treat hypercholesterolemia

Origin and Etymology of pravastatin

International Scientific Vocabulary pra- (of unknown origin) + -vastatin (as in lovastatin)


First Known Use: 1987


Medical Dictionary

pravastatin

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noun prav·a·stat·in \ˈprav-ə-ˌstat-ən\

Medical Definition of pravastatin

  1. :  a statin C23H35NaO7 that is administered orally to treat hypercholesterolemia—called also pravastatin sodium; see pravachol


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