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 (dī′dē-ŏk′sē-ĭn′ə-sēn′, -sĭn, -ī′nə-)
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Noun1.dideoxyinosine - an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection
antiviral, antiviral agent, antiviral drug - any drug that destroys viruses
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Long-term toxicity/activity profile of 2',3' dideoxyinosine in AIDS or AIDS-related complex.
Mitsuya's research led to the discovery of azidothymidine (AZT), dideoxyinosine (ddI) and dideoxycytidine (ddC), drugs with formidable potency against HIV.
Conversely, administering the iron chelators deferoxamine and dideoxyinosine has been shown to inhibit HIV-1 replication.