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oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglycerides; potent in reducing LDL cholesterol because higher doses can be given atorvastatin , Lipitor
diuretic (trade names Hygroton and Thalidone) used to control hypertension and conditions that cause edema; effective in lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attacks chlorthalidone , Hygroton , Thalidone
crane-like device (usually one of a pair) for suspending or lowering equipment (as a lifeboat) davit
act of lowering in rank or position demotion
official lowering of a nation's currency; a decrease in the value of a country's currency relative to that of foreign countries devaluation
(military) the beating of a drum as a signal for lowering the flag at sundown drumbeat
rope for raising or lowering a sail or flag halliard , halyard
lowering the body's normal immune response to invasion by foreign substances; can be deliberate (as in lowering the immune response to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ) or incidental (as a side effect of radiotherapy or chemotherapy for cancer) immunosuppression
abnormal lowering of the white blood cell count leucopenia , leukopenia
deliberately lowering the body's temperature for therapeutic purposes refrigeration
(military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset retreat
oral lipid-lowering medicine (trade name Zocor) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after heart attacks simvastatin , Zocor
lifting and then lowering the foot when walking step
pole raising and lowering bucket in well sweep , swipe
pulleys, system of ropes and blocks for raising and lowering weights of tackle
act of gradually lowering the size or amount tapering
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