A statin, C24 H25 FNO4 · Na, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to individuals who are at risk for heart disease.
A statin drug, C24 H26 FNO4 , that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is used in the form of its sodium salt to lower cholesterol (especially LDL) levels and to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in individuals with elevated risk.
Origin of fluvastatin
- flu(oro)– -vastatin statin suff. pravastatin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition