Atorvastatin. Definition

Medical Definition: Atorvastatin

Active ingredient in a drug used to reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood and prevent stroke, heart attack and angina pectoris (chest pain). Is also being studied for the prevention and treatment of some cancers and other conditions. Atorvastatin blocks an enzyme that helps the body make cholesterol. It also increases the breakdown of cholesterol. Is a type of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor and a type of statin.

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