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 (ā-sī′klō-vîr, -klə-)
A synthetic purine nucleoside analog, C8H10N5O3, derived from guanine and used in the treatment of herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and varicella-zoster virus infections.

[acyclo(guanosine) (a- + cyclo- + guanosine) + (anti)vir(al).]


an antiviral drug used to treat herpes. Formula: C8H11N5O3


(eɪˈsaɪ kloʊˌvɪər, -klə-)

a synthetic crystalline compound, C18H11N5O3, used as an antiviral drug in the treatment of herpes infections.
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Noun1.acyclovir - an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpesacyclovir - an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease


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Aciclovir was the first true antiviral drug developed for clinical use.
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The trial was designed to examine whether treatment with aciclovir reduces the incidence of HIV transmission in couples where one partner is infected with both viruses.
Reporting in The Lancet, scientists said that aciclovir does have a braking effect that is modest but could become a useful option for doctors, reports The BBC.