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A synthetic antiviral ribonucleoside that inhibits DNA and RNA replication, used to treat lung infections caused by respiratory syncytial virus in infants and young children and in combination with an interferon to treat hepatitis C infection.
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(Medicine) an antiviral drug used against many viruses such as influenza, and, in combination with other drugs, hepatitis C
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ri•ba•vi•rin(ˈraɪ bəˌvaɪ rɪn)
a synthetic compound, C8H12N4O5, active against several DNA and RNA viruses.
[1965–70; probably by shortening and alter. of ribofuranosyl, a component of its chemical name (see ribose, furan, -ose2, -yl) + vir (us) + -in1]
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|Noun||1.||ribavirin - an inhaled antiviral agent (trade name Virazole) that may be used to treat serious virus infections|
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