acyclovir

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a·cy·clo·vir

 (ā-sī′klō-vîr, -klə-)
n.
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).]

acyclovir

(eɪˈsaɪkləʊˌvɪə)
n
an antiviral drug used to treat herpes. Formula: C8H11N5O3

a•cy•clo•vir

(eɪˈsaɪ kloʊˌvɪər, -klə-)

n.
a synthetic crystalline compound, C18H11N5O3, used as an antiviral drug in the treatment of herpes infections.
[1980–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

acyclovir

n aciclovir m
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