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a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor used as an antiretroviral in treatment of human immunodeficiency virus infection; administered orally as the sulfate salt.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An antiviral drug, C14H18N6O, that is a nucleoside reverse transcriptor inhibitor and is used in its sulfate form in combination with other drugs for the treatment of HIV infection.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
abacavirAn HIV-nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI/integrase inhibitor) similar to AZT.
Life-threatening allergic reactions—fever, dyspnea, rashes, intraoral blistering, nausea, headache.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
abacavirZiagen™, zintavir, 1592 AIDS An HIV nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor–NRTI/integrase inhibitor similar to AZT Adverse effects Life-threatening allergic reactions–fever, dyspnea, rashes, intraoral blistering, nausea, headache. See AIDS, Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, Reverse transcriptase.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
abacavirA nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor drug used in combination with other anti-HIV drugs to treat AIDS. A brand name is Ziagen. In combination with lamivudine and zidovodine it is marketed as Trizivir.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005