A drug that lowers the amount of cholesterol in the blood. It may also make tumor cells more sensitive to anticancer drugs, and is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the families of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) and chemosensitizers. Also called Pravachol.

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  • Pravastatin — Systematic (IUPAC) name (3R,5R) 3,5 dihydroxy 7 ((1R,2S,6S,8R,8aR) 6 hydroxy 2 methyl 8 {[(2S) 2 methylbutanoyl]oxy} 1,2,6,7,8,8a hexahydronaphthalen 1 yl) heptanoic acid …   Wikipedia

  • Pravastatin — Strukturformel Natriumsalz von Pravastatin Allgemeines Freiname …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pravastatin — noun an oral drug (trade name Pravachol) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after nonfatal heart attacks • Syn: ↑Pravachol • Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Pravachol) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pravastatin — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary pra (of unknown origin) + vastatin (as in lovastatin) Date: 1987 a drug C23H35NaO7 that inhibits the production of cholesterol in the body and is used to treat hypercholesterolemia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pravastatin — prav·a·stat·in (prăv ə stătʹn) n. A statin, C23H35NaO7, that blocks the body s synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to persons who are at risk for heart disease.   [pra , of unknown origin + vastatin, statin suff. (from… …   Universalium

  • pravastatin — noun A statin used to lower blood cholesterol levels, especially after a heart attack …   Wiktionary

  • pravastatin — An inhibitor of the enzyme 3 hydroxy 3 methyglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG CoA), the rate limiting enzyme in the biosynthesis of cholesterol; used in the treatment of hypercholesteremia; similar to lovastatin and simvastatin. * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • pravastatin — n. a drug used to reduce abnormally high levels of cholesterol in the blood (see statin). Its actions and side effects are similar to those of atorvastatin. Trade names: Lipostat …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pravastatin sodium — prav·a·stat·in so·di·um (pravґə stat″in) an antihyperlipidemic agent that is an HMG CoA reductase inhibitor, used to lower blood lipid levels in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and other forms of dyslipidemia and to reduce the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Правастатин (Pravastatin) — лекарственное вещество, применяющееся для снижения повышенного уровня холестерина в крови. Действие и побочные эффекты этого лекарства аналогичны ловастатину. Торговое название: липостат (Lipostat). Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

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