AZT


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AZT

 (ā′zē-tē′)
n.
An antiviral drug, C10H13N5O4, that is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor and is used in combination with other drugs for the treatment of HIV infection. Also called zidovudine.

[az(ido)t(hymidine).]

AZT

abbreviation for
(Pharmacology) azidothymidine. Also called: zidovudine

AZT


Trademark.
azidothymidine: an antiviral drug used in the treatment of AIDS. Compare zidovudine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.AZT - an antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDSAZT - an antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDS; adverse side effects include liver damage and suppression of the bone marrow
NRTI, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor - an antiviral drug used against HIV; is incorporated into the DNA of the virus and stops the building process; results in incomplete DNA that cannot create a new virus; often used in combination with other drugs
Translations

AZT

N ABBR =azidothymidineAZT m (medicina antisida)

AZT

[ˌeɪzɛdˈtiː] n abbr (=azidothymidine) → AZT f

AZT

abbr of azidothymidineAZT nt

AZT

[ˌeɪzɛdˈtiː] n abbr =azidothymidineAZT m

AZT

n AZT m&f
References in periodicals archive ?
They claimed that the ability of AZT to prevent the transmission of HIV from a pregnant woman to her fetus and the protection that AZT affords some health care workers after needle sticks are both examples of post- infection treatment rather than examples of prophylaxis.
The daily quoted Gou Xilian, a PR officer with the Northeast Pharmaceutical Group, as saying that the cost of the Chinese-made AZT will be only about one-tenth that of the imported version but have the same effectiveness.
AZT is one ingredient of the three-part drug "cocktail" most commonly used to treat people infected with the virus.
In October 1999, Mbeki told parliament that there was "a large volume of scientific evidence that AZT is harmful".
The six-month AZT treatment, they said, not only was very expensive but required frequent medical monitoring beyond the capacity of developing countries.
They didn't even check him for tetanus, they were so sure about this AZT nonsense.
Approved December 31, 1990 for the treatment of anemia related to AZT therapy in HIV infection.
Researchers reported that significantly more antiretroviral-naive patients taking Sustiva in combination with AZT and 3TC exhibited suppressed levels of HIV to below quantifiable levels (less than 400 copies/mL) than people taking indinavir in combination with AZT and 3TC.
According to Yovetich, "lowering the rate of mother to child transmissions is an important and worthwhile prevention goal," however she adds that "an emphasis on AZT to decrease transmission during pregnancy has led in some cases to HIV-positive women taking only AZT during pregnancy.
First, the regimen of antenatal, intrapartum, and neonatal AZT requires that women present to the clinic early in their pregnancy for HIV testing and counseling; that they follow the rigorous 076 protocol, which includes five pills per day for at least twelve weeks, and intravenous administration of AZT during delivery; and that the neonates follow a six-week, four-times-per-day, oral AZT regimen, during which time the women are required to abstain from breastfeeding.
AZT alone dropped that rate to less than eight per cent.
AZT, for example, tries to block HIV before it can reproduce in the T cell nucleus.