Definition of Ritonavir

1. Noun. A protease inhibitor (trade name Norvir) used in treating HIV.

Exact synonyms: Norvir
Generic synonyms: Pi, Protease Inhibitor



Definition of Ritonavir

1. Noun. (pharmaceutical drug) An anti-retroviral drug of the protease inhibitor class that is used in to treat HIV infected patients. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ritonavir

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Medical Definition of Ritonavir

1. A protease inhibitor under development by Abbott Laboratories. It has produced drops in HIV viral load of greater than 99 percent in some people. (23 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ritonavir

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ritenuto
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ritodrine
ritonavir (current term)
ritonavirs
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Literary usage of Ritonavir

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1. Audit of HIV/AIDS Policiesby Nompumelelo Zungu-Dirwayi, R Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health, W.K. Kellogg Foundation by Nompumelelo Zungu-Dirwayi, R Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health, W.K. Kellogg Foundation (2004)
"... low dose ritonavir Spending on pharmaceuticals represents less than one-fifth of total public and private health spending in most developed countries. ..."

2. Preventing HIV Infection Among Injecting Drug Users in High Risk Countries by Institute of Medicine (U.S.), National Academies Press (U.S. (2007)
"The protease inhibitor lopinavir- ritonavir may produce opiate withdrawal in methadone-maintained patients. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 37(4):476-482. ..."

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