drug cocktail


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Noun1.drug cocktail - a combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors; used in treating AIDS and HIV
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
NNRTI, non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor - an antiviral drug used against HIV; binds directly to reverse transcriptase and prevents RNA conversion to DNA; often used in combination with other drugs
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
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
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Your body slowly shuts down over a period of minutes based on the drug cocktail that's given to you.
The medical cause of death was given as respiratory depression as a result of the toxic effects of a drug cocktail.
Robert Tasman, associate director of the conference, told NCR, -We know and are very aware of the potential drug cocktail, but the bishops wanted to be very strong about their opposition to the death penalty in general.
Summary: Scientists in Lebanon have developed a drug cocktail that they hope could cure a rare form of leukemia, in a milestone for cancer research in the region.
If DART demonstrates the value of SARMs for DMD, the therapy could be a valuable part of a future drug cocktail as muscle cells that remain alive through the effects of other components of the cocktail would be larger, stronger and possibly more resistant to damage.
Jimi's the man, he's the law," Liam, 24, said admiringly of the legendary but ill-fated wildman guitar hero, who died of a drink and drug cocktail in 1970.
A drug cocktail might have fought many different mutations.
Murray, 56, is to stand trial on an involuntary manslaughter charge for delivering a fatal drug cocktail overdose to the Jacko in June last year.
In a study of 118 patients, vicriviroc reduced the virus to undetectable levels in as much as 37% of patients who took it as part of a drug cocktail, compared with 11% in those who took a placebo with the cocktail, researchers told an AIDS conference in Sydney, Australia last week.
Researchers found that combining these new drugs with older ones in a drug cocktail improved people's health, decreased side effects, lessened the likelihood of drug resistance, and brought HIV viral loads down to undetectable levels.
It is hard for me to see how a society that pushes us to stay healthy and vital could justify, for instance, trying to stop people from undergoing a genetic therapy or consuming a drug cocktail aimed at retarding aging.
He believes the 47 greyhounds of George Ripley's who died of food poisoning in June 1988 were victims of a similar drug cocktail.