- A drug used to treat high cholesterol. It is also being studied in the prevention of colon cancer and in the treatment of some types of cancer and other conditions. Atorvastatin is a type of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or statin. Also called atorvastatin calcium and Lipitor.
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Atorvastatin — drugbox width=200 width=200 IUPAC name = [R (R*, R*)] 2 (4 fluorophenyl) beta, delta dihydroxy 5 (1 methylethyl) 3 phenyl 4 [(phenylamino)carbonyl] 1H pyrrole 1 heptanoic acid CAS number = 134523 00 5 ATC prefix=C10 ATC suffix=AA05 PubChem=60823… … Wikipedia
Atorvastatin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Atorvastatin Andere Namen … Deutsch Wikipedia
atorvastatin — noun an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglycerides; potent in reducing LDL cholesterol because higher doses can be given • Syn: ↑Lipitor • Usage Domain: ↑trademark (for: ↑Lipitor) • Hypernyms: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
atorvastatin — a·tor·va·stat·in (ə tôr və stătʹn, tōrʹ ) n. A statin, (C33H34FN2O5)2Ca·3H2O, that blocks the body s synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to individuals at risk for heart disease. [ator , of unknown origin + vastatin, statin… … Universalium
atorvastatin — noun A statin used to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. Syn: Lipitor … Wiktionary
atorvastatin — ator·va·stat·in ə .tȯr və stat ən, tȯr və .stat n a statin that is administered orally (as in hypercholesterolemia) in the form of its hydrated calcium salt (C33H34FN2O5)2Ca·3H2O to lower lipid levels in the blood see lipitor * * * n. a drug… … Medical dictionary
atorvastatin — n. a drug used to reduce abnormally high levels of cholesterol and other lipids in the blood (see statin). It is administered by mouth; side effects include insomnia, abdominal pain, flatulence, diarrhoea, and nausea. Trade names: Lipitor … The new mediacal dictionary
atorvastatin calcium — A drug used to treat high cholesterol. It is also being studied in the prevention of colon cancer and in the treatment of some types of cancer and other conditions. Atorvastatin calcium is a type of HMG CoA reductase inhibitor or statin. Also… … English dictionary of cancer terms
atorvastatin calcium — ator·va·stat·in cal·ci·um (ə torґvə stat″in) a synthetic HMG CoA reductase inhibitor that acts as an antihyperlipidemic by inhibiting cholesterol synthesis; used in treatment of hypercholesterolemia and other forms of dyslipidemia … Medical dictionary
AVERT — Atorvastatin vs Revascularization Treatment [trial] … Medical dictionary