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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Pauline has been treated with the anti-viral drug GS5734, which is early in its development.
The Liberian Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA) announced that it has given the green nod for clinical trials of the anti-viral drug "brincidofovir for the treatment of Ebola patients.
The Royal Free Hospital has been treating Pauline Cafferkey with blood plasma from an Ebola survivor and an experimental anti-viral drug.
THE British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has agreed to be treated with an experimental anti-viral drug, her doctor said.
Lewis Mullins' mum insisted he was seriously ill but was only given an anti-viral drug and painkillers.
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.
CHILDREN should not be given the anti-viral drug Tamiflu to combat swine flu, Oxford University researchers said.
Two studies from experts at the Health Protection Agency (HPA) showed a ''high proportion'' of British schoolchildren reporting problems after taking the anti-viral drug.
But Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson said it does NOT need to include the anti-viral drug Tamiflu that thousands are trying to get their hands on to take with them.
The additional funding we are seeking to raise will allow us to drive our anti-viral drug and vaccine research programme towards market success.