AZT

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zidovudine

 [zi-do´vu-dēn]
a nucleoside analogue to thymidine, used as an antiretroviral agent in treatment of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); administered orally or intravenously. It was the first agent approved for such use.

AZT

Abbreviation for azidothymidine. See: zidovudine.

AZT

zidovudine.

AZT

(ā′zē-tē′)
n.
An antiviral drug, C10H13N5O4, that is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor and is used in combination with other drugs for the treatment of HIV infection. Also called zidovudine.

AZT

a trademark for a human immunodeficiency virus inhibitor (zidovudine). Also called Retrovir.

AZT

A nucleoside analogue used with other anti-HIV agents to manage AIDS and HIV infection.
 
Adverse effects
Long-term AZT use is associated with muscle loss, nausea, anaemia, myelosuppression, oral ulcers, bone marrow damage and headache.

AZT

3'-azido-3'-deoxythimidine, zidovudine, Retrovir AIDS A nucleoside analogue, used with other anti-HIV agents to manage AIDS and HIV infection Adverse effects Long-term AZT use is associated with muscle loss, nausea, anemia, myelosuppression, oral ulcers, BM damage, headache. See AIDS, HAART.

AZT

Abbreviation for azidothymidine.
See: zidovudine

AZT

Abbrev. for azidothymidine or Zidovudine. A drug used in attempts to control AIDS. The drug is toxic but does seem to be able to prolong life. A short course of AZT has been shown to be capable of halving the incidence of transmission of HIV from mother to baby. AZT is now commonly used in combination with other anti-HIV drugs especially protease inhibitors.

AZT

Abbreviation for azidothymidine.
See: zidovudine.

AZT,

n the abbreviation for azidothymidine. See also azidothymidine.

AZT

azidothymidine.