virustatic

virustatic

[vī′rəstat′ik]
pertaining to the inhibition of the growth and development of viruses, as distinguished from their destruction.

virustatic

(vīr″ŭ-stăt′ĭk) [″ + Gr. statikos, bringing to a standstill]
Stopping the growth of viruses.
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The company cited a combination of 13 in-vitro and in-vivo experiments illustrating the virustatic, virucidal and prophylactic capacity of the compound as well as product dose and delivery concepts to support the patent claims.
If used, ribavirin should be started within the first 3 days of illness because it is virustatic (Siberry & Iannone, 2000).
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