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An antiviral drug, C14H18N6O, that is a nucleoside reverse transcriptor inhibitor and is used in its sulfate form in combination with other drugs for the treatment of HIV infection.
[aba- (perhaps from ab, first two letters of the alphabet, from the fact that it was the first of this type of antiviral developed) + -c(arbocyclic nucleoside), nucleoside whose oxygen in the sugar ring has been replaced by a carbon + a(nti)vir(al) .]
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abacavirn abacavir m
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