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Definition of "atorvastatin" []

  • A statin, (C33H34FN2O5)2Ca · 3H2O, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to individuals at risk for heart disease. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "atorvastatin" in a sentence
  • "Merck for several years has been eyeing the opportunity to combine a generic version of Lipitor, also known as atorvastatin, with its own Zetia."
  • "The IMS data, released Monday, show nearly 476,000 new prescriptions for generic Lipitor, called atorvastatin, were filled the week ended Dec. 9."
  • "Ranbaxy will complete manufacturing of the drug, known as atorvastatin, at a unit in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the agency said."