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an·ti·vi·ral

 (ăn′tē-vī′rəl, ăn′tī-)
adj.
1. Destroying or inhibiting the growth and reproduction of viruses.
2. Computers
a. Of or relating to antivirus software.
b. Eliminating or inhibiting the effectiveness of viruses.
n.
An antiviral drug.
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antiviral

(ˌæntɪˈvaɪrəl)
adj
(Medicine) inhibiting the growth of viruses
n
(Pharmacology) any antiviral drug: used to treat diseases caused by viruses, such as herpes infections and AIDS
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antiviral - any drug that destroys virusesantiviral - 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
Adj.1.antiviral - inhibiting or stopping the growth and reproduction of viruses
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Translations
antivíricaantivíricoantivirus

an·ti·vi·ral

a. antivirósico-a, antiviral, que detiene la acción de un virus.
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antiviral

adj & n antiviral m
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Markets for antivirals are considered according to viruses and diseases caused by them and also according to management approaches: antiviral drugs, vaccines, MAbs and innovative approaches that include immunological and use of other technologies such as gene therapy, antisense, RNAi and nanobiotechnology.
There are currently no antivirals that can be used for the treatment or prevention of any of the rhino- or enteroviruses.
Follow-on research will pinpoint how the antivirals work, allowing drugs to be produced to inhibit the replication of a wide range of ASF virus strains.
Superior in vitro activity compared to standard-of-care antivirals and coverage of both influenza A and B viruses
In contrast, broad-spectrum antivirals (BSAs) can cover multiple viruses and genotypes and reduce the likelihood of development of resistance.
In the first study of its kind, researchers found that patients ages 65 and older who sought medical care or were hospitalized within two days of illness onset and who were treated with antivirals within four days, stayed in the hospital significantly shorter times than people who received such treatment after four days of illness onset.
Of those cases, six occurred within the first 24 hours of starting treatment with the antivirals, and three cases occurred within the first 2-12 days after antiviral therapy was started.
Herbal Antivirals discusses the basics of using herbs to fight viruses, even those which are mutating and becoming resistant to antiviral pharmaceuticals, and discusses the plants that have proven most effective in fighting viral infections in particular.
"Antivirals aren't a substitute for vaccinations ...
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