pravastatin

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

Definition of pravastatin

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

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Origin and Etymology of pravastatin

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


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pravastatin

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

medical Definition of pravastatin

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

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