Definition of Didanosine

1. Noun. An antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection.

Exact synonyms: Ddi, Dideoxyinosine
Generic synonyms: Antiviral, Antiviral Agent, Antiviral Drug



Definition of Didanosine

1. Noun. 2',3'-dideoxyinosine, a reverse transcriptase inhibitor effective against HIV. ¹

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Medical Definition of Didanosine

1. A dideoxynucleoside compound in which the 3'-hydroxy group on the sugar moiety has been replaced by a hydrogen. This modification prevents the formation of phosphodiester linkages which are needed for the completion of nucleic acid chains. Didanosine is a potent inhibitor of HIV replication, acting as a chain-terminator of viral DNA by binding to reverse transcriptase; ddi is then metabolised to dideoxyadenosine triphosphate, its putative active metabolite. Pharmacological action: anti-HIV agents, antimetabolites, reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Chemical name: Inosine, 2',3'-dideoxy- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Didanosine

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didanosine (current term)
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