antiviral agent

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Noun1.antiviral agent - any drug that destroys virusesantiviral agent - any drug that destroys viruses  
DDC, dideoxycytosine, zalcitabine - an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection
DDI, didanosine, dideoxyinosine - an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection
interferon - an antiviral protein produced by cells that have been invaded by a virus; inhibits replication of the virus
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
protease inhibitor, PI - an antiviral drug used against HIV; interrupts HIV replication by binding and blocking HIV protease; often used in combination with other drugs
reverse transcriptase inhibitor - an antiviral drug that inhibits the action of reverse transcriptase in retroviruses such as HIV
ribavirin, Virazole - an inhaled antiviral agent (trade name Virazole) that may be used to treat serious virus infections
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Muotri and other groups of investigators, but it is also already a Food and Drug Administration-approved antiviral agent with a relatively reassuring Category B rating for use in pregnancy, meaning no evidence of teratogenicity in animal studies.
SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis of antiviral approaches is presented against the background of concept of an ideal antiviral agent.
recently filed an application for approval of the antiviral agent Famvir, which was developed in Japan jointly with Maruho Co.
For preparation of suspension of antiviral agent and virus 1ml of 4HA viral suspension was added to 1ml of each of three concentrations (Lc, Mc and Hc) of every antiviral agent, in separate test tubes.
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): Scientists have found that a compound initially isolated from sharks could be used as a unique broad-spectrum human antiviral agent against human viruses ranging from dengue and yellow fever to hepatitis B, C, and D.
Transferring technology for vaccine and antiviral agent production to a small number of developing countries will proceed slowly and will inevitably fail to meet the needs of neighboring countries not favored by these programs (12).
How do I know when a patient receiving an oral antiviral agent has developed resistance and what do I do when this happens?
University of Virginia Patent Foundation (Charlottesville, VA) has patented a therapeutic method for treating biological diseases that includes the administration of an effective amount of a suitable antibiotic agent, antifungal agent or antiviral agent in conjunction with an A2A adenosine receptor agonist.
Currently, there is no specific antiviral agent directed against HCV that is commercially available, and no vaccine for prevention of HCV infection.
Now British researchers are predicting that heavy use of Tamiflu, as during a pandemic, will expose wild waterfowl to enough of the antiviral agent to foster a resistant strain [EHP 115:102-106; Singer et al.
The Government is making a mistake by stockpiling only one antiviral agent in preparation for a flu pandemic, experts said.
That lesson was brought home by the experience with lamivudine, a nucleoside analog that was the first oral antiviral agent approved for chronic hepatitis B.