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neuraminidase inhibitorInfectious disease Any antiviral that inhibits neuraminidase, an enzyme essential for replication of influenza and other viruses. See Influenza.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Any of a class of antiviral drugs that block neuraminidase, which helps the influenza virus to bud from cells it has infected so that it can spread to other ciliated epithelial cells of the respiratory tract. Agents in this class include oseltamivir and zanamivir.
See also: inhibitor
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