idoxuridine


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idoxuridine

 [i″doks-ūr´ĭ-dēn]
a pyrimidine analogue that prevents replication of DNA viruses; used topically in herpes simplex keratitis.

i·dox·ur·i·dine (IDU),

(ī'doks-u'ri-dēn),
A pyrimidine analogue that produces both antiviral and anticancer effects by interference with DNA synthesis; a topical agent used to treat viral keratitis.

idoxuridine

Virology A topical antiviral available in an ophthalmic solution for treating herpetic and other viral infections of the cornea

i·dox·ur·i·dine

(ī'doks-yūr'i-dēn)
A pyrimidine analogue that produces both antiviral and anticancer effects by interference with DNA synthesis; a topical agent.

idoxuridine

A drug effective against herpes simplex viruses. Idoxuridine is chemically very similar to thymine, which it replaces in the viral DNA thereby preventing replication. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name for a preparation for external use is Herpid.

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.

i·dox·ur·i·dine

(ī'doks-yūr'i-dēn)
Pyrimidine analogue that produces both antiviral and anticancer effects; topical agent used to treat viral keratitis.