antiviral drug


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
Because of the availability of antiviral drug therapies, HBV replication can now be completely suppressed in most patients (3,4).
The matrix (M) protein of RSV is essential for the formation of infectious virus and is thus a good target for antiviral drug development.
Europe needs well-trained experts with multidisciplinary skills to advance the antiviral drug development field.
Taking the antiarrythmic drug amiodarone with the hepatitis C antiviral drugs ledipasvir and sofosbuvir, or with sofosbuvir plus another direct-acting antiviral drug, has been associated with cases of symptomatic bradycardia--including a fatal cardiac arrest--according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Treatment with PD1 in combination with an approved antiviral drug improved the survival of influenza-virus-infected mice and prevented death, even when given two days after infection.
Kazmierski, an HIV and hepatitis C researcher, brings together industry and academic pharmaceutical researchers from North America, Australia, Japan, and Europe who provide 29 case studies demonstrating antiviral drug design, discovery, and development.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A newly published study showed that a new compound may be more potent and safer for treating bird flu than common antiviral drug, known as Tomiflu.
Emeryville, CA, announced it has expanded its Phase 2 clinical study of a proprietary investigation triple-combination antiviral drug therapy for influenza to include centers in the US, Canada and Europe.
Antiviral research; strategies in antiviral drug discovery.
The guidelines, published in the June 3 Federal Register, outline key messages on the use of facemasks and respirators by individuals and families for pandemic flu preparedness, the use of antiviral drugs during a pandemic and antiviral drug stockpiling by employers.
However, the agency has "considerable experience in reviewing and approving antiviral drug products for numerous viral diseases, including drugs for influenza.
ERDI), recently completed its analysis of a series of microarray studies with ReceptoPharm's antiviral drug candidates in healthy immune cells.