azidothymidine


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zi·do·vu·dine

(zī-dō'vū-dēn),
A thymidine analog that is an inhibitor of in vitro replication of HIV virus, the causative agent of AIDS and ARC, and is used in the management of these diseases.
Synonym(s): azidothymidine

azidothymidine

(ə-zī′dō-thī′mĭ-dēn′, ə-zē′-, ăz′ĭ-)
n.
See AZT.

azidothymidine

zi·do·vu·dine

(ZDV) (zī-dō'vyū-dēn)
A thymidine analogue that is an inhibitor of in vitro replication of HIV virus; also used in pharmacotherapeutic management of AIDS.

zi·do·vu·dine

(ZDV) (zī-dō'vyū-dēn)
A thymidine analogue that is an inhibitor of in vitro replication of HIV virus; also used in pharmacotherapeutic management of AIDS.

azidothymidine (AZT) (əzid´ōthī´mədēn),

n brand name: Retrovir;
drug class: antiviral thymidine analog;
action: a drug used to lengthen or extend the median incubation period of the human immunodeficiency virus.

azidothymidine

a thymidine analog with antiviral activity used in the treatment of AIDS in humans and feline leukemia virus infection in cats. Called also AZT, zidovudine.
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4] Nonstandard abbreviations: mtDNA, mitochondrial DNA; AZT, azidothymidine; CS, citrate synthase; DTT, dithiothreitol; cpm, counts per minute; AZT-TP, azidothymidine triphosphate; and ddTTP, dideoxythymidine triphosphate.
146) Prenatal treatment with Azidothymidine (AZT) has been found to reduce the risk of fetal transmission to eight percent.
Epstein's account centers on azidothymidine (AZT), which in September 1986 was declared by a top U.
Zidovudine (Retrovir or azidothymidine [AZT]) was approved in March 1987 as the first antiviral therapy for HIV disease, when a clinical thai of ZDV versus placebo in patients with advanced disease was terminated early based on evidence of improved survival (Fischl, Richman, Grieco, et al.
Commonly such treatment strategies entail decisions about antiviral drugs (either azidothymidine, AZT--also referred to as zidovudine, ZDV, or the brand-name Retrovir--dideoxyinosine (ddI), and dideoxycytidine (ddC), PCP prophylaxis (Bactrim or Intron A), and other important secondary prevention strategies such as TB screening.
For first-aid responders, this may include the HBV vaccination, gamma globulin injection, and azidothymidine (AZT) prophylaxis.
The drug was azidothymidine, or AZT, and while it would not cure AIDS, tests showed it could help victims of the disease live longer.
Aerosolized pentamidine can prevent pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, the single biggest killer of people with AIDS, and low doses of AZT, or azidothymidine, may slow the virus's effects.
Azidothymidine, commonly known as AZT, is one of many drugs used to treat persons with HIV infection and AIDS.
The AIDS epidemic has introduced us to another example: azidothymidine (AZT), licensed in March 1987 as the only drug so far to be used against the AIDS virus, is now the highest-priced medication in North America.
3 which may be due to difference in the regimens used in that study, as the initial ART regimens used in that study were Lamivudine (3TC) with Stavudine (d4T) (in 76%) or Azidothymidine (AZT) and Nevirapine (NVP) (in 86%) or Efavirenz (EFV).