60.1 MB (11.9 MB compressed)
5610 x 3744 pixels
47.5 x 31.8 cm ⏐ 18.7 x 12.5 in (300dpi)
DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Atorvastatin cholesterol-lowering drug. Box containing tablets of the cholesterol-lowering drug atorvastatin on an ECG (electrocardiogram) readout. Statins are used to lower the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ('bad' cholesterol) in the bloodstream. High levels of LDL cholesterol (hypercholesterolaemia) are a major cause of heart disease and strokes. Statins work by blocking the effects of the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which normally causes the body to produce LDL cholesterol from foods.
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