zalcitabine

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zal·ci·ta·bine

 (zăl′sĭ-tə-bīn′)
n.
A nucleoside analog antiviral drug that inhibits the replication of retroviruses such as HIV by interfering with the enzyme reverse transcriptase. Also called ddC.

[zal- (perhaps alteration of (de)s- variant of de- + al(cohol), from the missing hydroxyl groups of cytidine) + -citabine, nucleoside analog antiviral and anticancer drug suff. (from shortening and alteration of cytarabine, an anticancer drug, blend of cytosine arabinoside, compound containing arabinose).]
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Noun1.zalcitabine - an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection
antiviral, antiviral agent, antiviral drug - any drug that destroys viruses
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zalcitabine

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NRTIs include lamivudine (Epivir), Combivir (AZT/3TC) and Hivid (Zalcitabine, ddC).
This analysis also assessed the impact of five individual nucleoside antiretrovirals on development of cardiomyopathy--Retrovir (zidovudine), Videx (didanosine), Zerit (stavudine), Ziagen (abacavir), and Hivid (zalcitabine) (Hivid is no longer used).
Table 1 Common Antiretroviral Drugs (14-16) Classification Generic Name Trade Name Nucleoside reverse Abacavir sulfate Ziagen transcriptase inhibitors Abacavir sulfate + Trizivir (NRTI) lamivudine + zidovudine Didanosine (ddl) Videx, Videx EC Lamivudine (3TC) Epivir Lamiudine + zidovudine Combivir Stavudine (d4T) Zerit Tenofovir disoproxil Viread fumarate Zalcitabine (ddC) Hivid Zidovudine (AZT, ZDV) Retrovir Non-nucleoside reverse Delavirdine mesylate Rescriptor transcriptase inhibitors Efavirenz Sustiva (NNRTI) Nevirapine Viramune Protease inhibitors (PI) Amprenavir Agenerase Indinavir sulfate Crixivan Lopinavir + ritonavir Kaletra Nelfinavir Viracept Ritonavir Norvir Saquinavir Fortovase Saquinavir mesylate Invirase Fusion inhibitors (FI) Enfuvirtide Fuzeon
Roche announces it will stop making Hivid and Fortovase due to low demand; these are the first anti-HIV meds decommissioned.
Los ojos de la gente atormentada se cruzan imperceptiblemente --entra a la sala una muchacha guapa con un pantalon rosa adorablemente relleno, pero la sola idea de que este pudriendose por dentro, me hace verla con panico, como si observarla fuera una forma de contagiarme de su muerte--, y todos, tarde o temprano, terminamos leyendo los letreros en un boletin de corcho: "Vendo un frasco de Invirase por 2 mil, Crixivan, Retrovir y HIVID por 4 mil, AZT 100 mg, Pentamidina, Videz, Fluconazol, Diadonosina, me urge".
NRTIs--Ziagen, Trizivir, Videx, Epivir, 3TC, Combivir, Zerit, d4T, Viread, Hivid, Retrovir, AZT
The MultiSync HiVid 3500 digital High Light Output (HLO) projector from NEC Technologies offers an exclusive xenon arc lamp system, making it well suited for demanding venues such as auditoriums and lecture halls.
developers of both drugs under the respective brand names of Invirase and Hivid, says that in addition to living longer patients who took the combination experienced fewer life-threatening health problems than patients who received either drug alone.
A combination treatment consisting of three antiviral agents - the HIV-protease inhibitor Invirase, Hivid and AZT - may be a better option for HIV-infected persons than dual therapy with AZT plus either of the other drugs, according to a study in today's New England Journal of Medicine.
The nucleosides analyzed were Fpivir (lamivudine), Hivid (zakitabine).