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Related to antiretroviral: Antiretroviral drugs
1. effective against retroviruses.
2. an agent with this quality.
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Destroying or inhibiting the replication of retroviruses.
An antiretroviral drug.
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antiretroviralVirology adjective Referring to an agent or effect that counters a retrovirus noun A drug that counters or acts against a retrovirus, usually understood to be HIV; FDA-approved antiretrovirals include reverse transcriptase inhibitors, nucleoside analogues and protease inhibitors See Antiretroviral, Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor.
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