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n. Abbr. ZDV
[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.]
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(Pharmacology) a drug that is used to treat AIDS. Also called: AZT
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the international generic term for azidothymidine. Compare AZT.
[1986; of undetermined orig.]
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|Noun||1.||zidovudine - an antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDS; adverse side effects include liver damage and suppression of the bone marrow|
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