Pravastatin

Pravastatin (marketed as Pravachol or Selektine) is a member of the drug class of statins, used in combination with diet, exercise, and weight loss for lowering cholesterol and preventing cardiovascular disease. ==Medical uses== Pravastatin is primarily used for the treatment of dyslipidemia and the prevention of cardiovascular disease. It is reco...
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pravastatin

<chemical> An antilipaemic fungal metabolite isolated from cultures of nocardia autotrophica. It acts as a competitive inhibitor of hmg CoA reductase (hydroxymethylglutaryl CoA reductases). ... Pharmacological action: anticholesteraemic agents, hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibitors. ... Chemical name: 1-Naphthaleneheptanoic acid, 1,2...
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pravastatin

(prav┬┤ә-stat″in) an antihyperlipidemic agent that acts by inhibiting cholesterol synthesis, used as the sodium salt in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and other forms of dyslipidemia and to lower the risks associated with atherosclerosis and ischemic heart disease; administered orally.
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pravastatin

Pravachol noun an oral drug (trade name Pravachol) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after nonfatal heart attacks
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pravastatin

The active ingredient in a drug used to lower the amount of cholesterol in the blood and to prevent stroke and heart attack. It is also being studied in the treatment of cancer and other conditions. Pravastatin blocks an enzyme that helps make cholesterol in the body. It may also make tumor cells more sensitive to anticancer drugs. It is a type of ...
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pravastatin

[n] - an oral drug (trade name Pravachol) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels
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