Definition of "fluvastatin" []

  • A statin, C 24H25FNO4·NA, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to individuals who are at risk for heart disease. (noun)

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Use "fluvastatin" in a sentence
  • "Patients who were initially randomized to fluvastatin or placebo in the 5 - to 6-year trial were offered open-label fluvastatin in a 2-year extension of the original study."
  • "Previous data suggest that lipophilic statins such as fluvastatin and N-bisphosphonates such as zoledronic acid, both inhibitors of the mevalonate metabolic pathway, have anti-cancer effects in vitro and in patients."
  • "A study from Japan using a cell culture assay system reported that inteferon plus fluvastatin inhibited hepatitis C virus more effectively than did inteferon plus ribaviran."