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 called atorvastatin and Lipitor.

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  • 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

  • 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 — 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… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • 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

  • Lipitor — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Atorvastatin Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sortis — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Atorvastatin Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Lipitor — Lip·i·tor lip ə tȯr trademark used for a preparation of the calcium salt of atorvastatin * * * Lip·i·tor (lipґĭ tor) trademark for a preparation of atorvastatin calcium …   Medical dictionary

  • Lipitor — 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. Lipitor is a type of HMG CoA reductase inhibitor or statin. Also called… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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