antiviral drug

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Noun1.antiviral drug - any drug that destroys virusesantiviral drug - 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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has completed the initial Zaire Ebola research portion for the study of new anti-viral drug LB2, part of its new universal therapeutic drug platform, Linebacker, which is designed to combat a range of diseases, including neurological, anti-microbial, anti-viral, and oncology.
Pauline has been treated with the anti-viral drug GS5734, which is early in its development.
The Royal Free Hospital has been treating Pauline Cafferkey with blood plasma from an Ebola survivor and an experimental anti-viral drug. She was diagnosed with the disease on Monday after returning to Britain late on Dec.
THE British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has agreed to be treated with an experimental anti-viral drug, her doctor said.
THE British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has agreed to be treated with an experimental anti-viral drug and blood from a survivor of the virus, her doctor said yesterday.
Lewis Mullins' mum insisted he was seriously ill but was only given an anti-viral drug and painkillers.
THE effects of anti-viral drug Tamiflu - stockpiled by the Government during the swine flu pandemic - are uncertain, researchers said as they accused pharmaceutical giant Roche of withholding data.
Charlotte Hartey, 16, died in July last year from complications arising from tonsillitis after being diagnosed with swine flu over the phone by a GP and prescribed the anti-viral drug Tamiflu.
Just because there is resistance to Tamiflu does not mean there is resistance to (anti-viral drug) Relenza/Zanamivir."
Last week, the Yemeni pharmaceutical company YEDCO has developed anti-viral drug for the Swine Flue (H1N1) and registered it at the Yemeni General Authority of Medicines and Medical Supplements.
Summary: The health authorities in the country are considering stopping administering of an anti-viral drug to all suspected cases of H1N1.
PREGNANT staff at the Health Ministry are to be given courses of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu, to guard against the H1N1 swine flu virus, it was revealed yesterday.