antiviral agents


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antiviral agents 

Substances which inhibit the growth of a virus (e.g. herpes) by inhibiting DNA or RNA synthesis. Common agents include aciclovir (acyclovir), idoxuridine, ganciclovir, trifluoridine (trifluorothymidine) and vidarabine. See herpetic keratitis; virus.
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In total, 79 patients with a diagnosis of CHB who were taking oral antiviral agents for a minimum duration of 3 years and who were followed up at our unit were included.
Table 3: Proportion and types of antiviral agents received by women age 10-50 years with chronic hepatitis B virus infection.
The present project was designed to evaluate antiviral efficacy of various antiviral agents including amantadine HCl, extracts of opuntia
Subjects are grouped by either specific classes of therapeutic agent, such as antiviral agents, or by a pharmacologic concept, such as reactions to pharmacologic agents.
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The risk may be reduced by taking oral antiviral agents such as aciclovir within 72 hours of development of the rash.
Peramivir is part of a new class of antiviral agents that inhibit influenza viral neuraminidase, an enzyme essential for the influenza virus to spread and infect its hosts.
Just as antibiotics revolutionized medical care by providing us weapons to use against bacteria, antiviral agents have offered us some tools to use against viruses.
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Vaccination, antiviral agents, barrier protection procedures should be included.