dideoxycytidine


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dideoxycytidine

 [-si´tĭ-dēn]
an antiretroviral agent whose base is cytosine; it acts by inhibiting reverse transcriptase and is used in treating human immunodeficiency virus infection and aids.

dideoxycytidine

/di·de·oxy·cy·ti·dine/ (-si´tĭ-dēn) a dideoxynucleoside in which the base is cytosine; it is an antiretroviral agent that acts by inhibiting reverse transcriptase and is used in treating acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

dideoxycytidine

[dī′dē·ok′sēsī′tidēn]
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Examples: AZT, foscarnet, dideoxycytidine, dextran sulfate
The doctor will probably prescribe medicine, such as AZT (now called ZDV, for zidovudine), didanosine (ddI), or dideoxycytidine (ddC) to help slow your child's HIV infection.
The drug zalcitabine--also known as dideoxycytidine (DDC) --last week became the third drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration for combating infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
The drug, dideoxycytidine (DDC), would be used in combination with zidovudine (AZT), the first antirival AIDS drug approved by the agency.
7) and dideoxycytidine, which appears to inhibit the AIDS virus's ability to infect cells.