Definition of Zidovudine

1. Noun. An antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDS; adverse side effects include liver damage and suppression of the bone marrow.

Exact synonyms: Azt, Retrovir, Zdv
Generic synonyms: Nrti, Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor



Definition of Zidovudine

1. Noun. A nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, a type of antiretroviral drug, the first approved treatment for HIV. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Zidovudine

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Medical Definition of Zidovudine

1. A nucleoside analogue used to slow replication of HIV AZT is approved for the initial treatment of HIV infection. AZT is increasingly administered in combination with other antiviral drugs, especially 3TC (a combination that is under consideration by the FDA as another initial treatment regimen for HIV) as well as ddC (an FDA-approved combination for persons with progressive disease and CD4 cell counts below 300). Possible side effects include bone marrow suppression leading to anaemia, leukopenia or neutropenia nausea, muscle weakness and headaches. (09 Oct 1997)

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