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 (dī′dē-ŏk′sē-ĭn′ə-sēn′, -sĭn, -ī′nə-)
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Noun1.dideoxyinosine - an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection
antiviral, antiviral agent, antiviral drug - any drug that destroys viruses
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The impact of ethanol and Marinol /marijuana usage on HIV+/AIDS patients undergoing azidothymidine, azidothymidine/ dideoxycytidine, or dideoxyinosine therapy.
Mitsuya's research led to the discovery of azidothymidine (AZT), dideoxyinosine (ddI) and dideoxycytidine (ddC), drugs with formidable potency against HIV.
Conversely, administering the iron chelators deferoxamine and dideoxyinosine has been shown to inhibit HIV-1 replication.