atorvastatin
a·tor·va·stat·in (ə-tôr'və-stătʹn, -tōrʹ-) n.
A statin, (C33H34FN2O5)2Ca·3H2O, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to individuals at risk for heart disease.
  [ator-, of unknown origin + -vastatin, statin suff.; see pravastatin.]

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