antiretroviral therapy' name='description'> zalcitabine - definition and meaning


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  • noun pharmacy The compound 2'-3'-dideoxycytidine, a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, formerly used in antiretroviral therapy

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  • noun an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[zal- (perhaps alteration of (de)s- variant of de– + al(cohol), from the missing hydroxyl groups of cytidine) + -citabine, nucleoside analog antiviral and anticancer drug suff. (from shortening and alteration of cytarabine, an anticancer drug, blend of cytosine and arabinoside, compound containing arabinose).]


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