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n. Abbr. ZDV
See AZT.

[Alteration and blend of azidothymidine and edoxudine, an antiviral drug having a similar structure (e(thyl) + d(e)ox(y)- + u(ri)dine), with -v- perhaps from antiviral.]


(Pharmacology) a drug that is used to treat AIDS. Also called: AZT


(zaɪˈdoʊ vyuˌdin)

the international generic term for azidothymidine. Compare AZT.
[1986; of undetermined orig.]
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Noun1.zidovudine - an antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDSzidovudine - an antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDS; adverse side effects include liver damage and suppression of the bone marrow
NRTI, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor - an antiviral drug used against HIV; is incorporated into the DNA of the virus and stops the building process; results in incomplete DNA that cannot create a new virus; often used in combination with other drugs


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All mothers and infants received perinatal prophylaxis with single-dose nevirapine and one week of zidovudine plus lamivudine.
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