Definition of Acycloguanosine
1. Noun. A guanosine analogue antiviral drug. ¹
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Medical Definition of Acycloguanosine
An antiviral medication used to treat herpes virus infections.
Nucleoside analogue (hydroxyethoxymethyl guanine) with antiviral properties, active against both type 1 and 2 herpes virus. Inactive until phosphorylated by specific viral enzyme, thymidine kinase and then blocks replication by inhibiting viral DNA synthesis.
(11 Nov 1997)
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