Lovastatin meaning

lō'və-stăt'n
A statin, C24 H36 O5 , that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to individuals at risk for heart disease.
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A white, crystalline powder, C24H36O5
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A drug made of this powder, used to reduce the levels of LDL and cholesterol in the blood.
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A statin drug, C24 H36 O5 , that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is used to lower cholesterol (especially LDL) levels and to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in individuals with elevated risk.
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(medicine) A statin that inhibits the synthesis of cholesterol.
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Origin of lovastatin

  • lo- of unknown origin -vastatin statin suff. pravastatin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition