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a pyrimidine analogue that prevents replication of DNA viruses; used topically in herpes simplex keratitis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A pyrimidine analogue that produces both antiviral and anticancer effects by interference with DNA synthesis; a topical agent used to treat viral keratitis.
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idoxuridineVirology A topical antiviral available in an ophthalmic solution for treating herpetic and other viral infections of the cornea
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A pyrimidine analogue that produces both antiviral and anticancer effects by interference with DNA synthesis; a topical agent.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
idoxuridineA 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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
Pyrimidine analogue that produces both antiviral and anticancer effects; topical agent used to treat viral keratitis.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012