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Definition of the noun lamivudine

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  1. a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor that is very effective in combination with zidovudine in treating AIDS and HIV
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of lamivudine: 3TC
    • more generic terms: NRTI / nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor = an antiviral drug used against HIV; is incorporated into the DNA of the virus and stops the building process; results in incomplete DNA that cannot create a new virus

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Google previewLennette's Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Infections, Fourth Edition (2016)

by Keith R Jerome

Lamivudine is a nucleoside analogue that was initially designed as a reverse transcriptase inhibitor for the...

Google previewCurrent Issues in Liver and Small Bowel Transplantation (2013)

by M. Kitajima, M. Shamizu, G. Wakabayashi, K. Hoshino, M. Tanabe, S. Kawachi

Lamivudine is a potent irreversible inhibitor of the reverse transcriptase (DNA polymerase). Studies in transplant recipients...

Google previewTextbook Of Pharmacology (2008)

by Seth

Lamivudine is an orally effective synthetic nucleoside analogue with activity against HIV-1 and HBV.

Adverse effects Lamivudine is a well-tolerated agent and adverse effects like headache, nausea, and dizziness are rare.

Google previewGI/Liver Secrets Plus E-Book (2010)

by Peter R McNally

Against hepatitis B, fortunately there are some newer agents besides lamivudine, such as the nucleotide and nucleoside analogs of entecavir, telbivudine, emtricitabine, adefovir, and tenofovir. Lamivudine is the least expensive agent against ...

Google previewMolecular Pathology in Clinical Practice (2007)

by Debra G.B. Leonard

Lamivudine is an orally administered nucleoside analog, which is...

Google previewExamination Medicine (2014)

A Guide to Physician Training by Nicholas J Talley, Simon O’Connor

Lamivudine has minimal side-effects, with a seroconversion rate after 2 years of about 30%. Lamivudine is an orally active nucleoside analogue that interferes with HBV replication, but is prescribed less often now. Long-term use of lamivudine ...

Google previewHolistic Approaches to Infectious Diseases (2017)

by Ann George, Joshy K. S., Mathew Sebastian, Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi, Sabu Thomas

Lamivudine is a synthetic zalcitabine analong in which a sulphur atom replaces the 3' carbon atom of the pentose ring. It is phosphorylated intracellulary into its active form lamivudine triphosphate which inhibits reverse ...

Google previewSherlock's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System (2011)

by James S. Dooley, Anna Lok, Andrew K. Burroughs, Jenny Heathcote

The most important mutation associated with resistance to lamivudine is a substitution of ...

Google previewDiseases of the Liver and Biliary System in Children (2017)

by Deirdre A. Kelly

Lamivudine is an oral nucleoside analogue approved for treating children over 3 years of age. The recommended dose is 3 mg/kg/day (maximum 100 mg/day), administered orally once daily. In a large multicenter randomized, double‐blind, ...

Google previewGut Instincts (2011)

A Clinician's Handbook of Digestive and Liver Diseases by Eric Esrailian

Lamivudine is an oral nucleoside analog originally used for the treatment of HIV. Lamivudine is safe to use in cirrhosis or hepatic decompensation. With monotherapy, genotypic resistance is noted in 14% to 32% of patients after the first year ...

Google previewNew Challenges to Health (2001)

The Threat of Virus Infection by Society for General Microbiology. Symposium, G. L. Smith, Society for General Microbiology

Lamivudine is a nucleoside analogue inhibitor of reverse transcriptase that was developed initially for treatment of HIV disease. Interestingly, in HIV-infected individuals, if the drug is used as monotherapy, resistance emerges within a few ...

Google previewTextbook of Clinical Pediatrics (2012)

by A. Y. Elzouki, H. A. Harfi, F. B. Stapleton, H. Nazer, William Oh, R. J. Whitley

Lamivudine is the third of the three small molecules approved for use in the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV)...

Google previewTextbook of Adult Emergency Medicine (2014)

by Peter Cameron, George Jelinek, Anne-Maree Kelly, Anthony F. T. Brown, Mark Little

Lamivudine is an oral nucleoside analogue that potently inhibits HBV DNA synthesis. Human monoclonal antibodies may be directed against different epitopes of HBsAg, bind HBV particles and reduce serum viral titres and HBsAg levels.

Google previewInfectious Diseases of the Female Genital Tract (2012)

by Richard L. Sweet, Ronald S. Gibbs

Lamivudine is a nucleoside analogue that competitively inhibits reverse transcriptase by competing with deoxycytidine triphosphate for incorporation into DNA chains, resulting in chain termination. Many small and several large, multicenter, ...

Google previewOxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology Volume 3 (2005)

by Alex M. Davison

The nucleoside analogue lamivudine is a therapeutic alternative with less side- effects and a comparable primary efficacy. After a 12-month course of 100 mg lamivudine daily HBV-DNA became undetectable in 44 per cent of patients (16 per ...

Google previewConceptual Pharmacology (2010)

Lamivudine: Lamivudine is a cytosine analogue active against HIV-1, HIV-2 and HBV.

Google previewMedical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2013)

by Derek G. Waller, Tony Sampson

Lamivudine is a prodrug. E. Combination therapy with ribavirin and interferon alfa is recommended for the treatment of hepatitis C. 2. A 45-year-old woman was admitted to the accident and emergency department with acute liver failure.

Google previewDesk Reference of Clinical Pharmacology, Second Edition (2007)

by Manuchair Ebadi

LAMIVUDINE (3TC) (Epivir tablets 150 mg) Lamivudine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, which inhibits replication of HIV and hepatitis B virus (HBV ). HIV infection: Epivir is used in combination with other antiretroviral agents for ...

Google previewSleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease (2010)

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features by Mark Feldman, Lawrence S. Friedman, Lawrence J. Brandt

Lamivudine is a pregnancy category C drug, but is thought to be ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Manufacturing Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (2013)

by William Andrew Publishing

- Common Name: Lamivudine Structural Formula: Chemical Abstracts Registry No.: 134678-17-4 Trade Name ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology, Four-Volume Set (2000)

by Martin Alexander, Barry R. Bloom, David A. Hopwood, Roger Hull, Barbara H. Iglewski, Allen I. Laskin, Stephen G. Oliver, Moselio Schaechter, William C. Summers

Lamivudine a. Chemistry, Mechanism of Action, and Antiviral Activity ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

lamivudine®. Epivir, 3TC AIDS An antiHIV nucleoside analogue with activity against HBV Adverse effects Headache, nausea, decreased WBCs, rare alopecia . See AIDS, HIV. lamotrigine. Lamictal An antiepileptic that blocks Na+ channels and ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

lamivudine. n. a reverse transcriptase inhibitor (see REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE). lamotrigine. n. an antiepileptic drug used in the control of partial seizures and tonic–clonic seizures. It is administered by mouth. Possible sideeffects include ...

Google previewLexicon of Psychiatry, Neurology, and the Neurosciences (2000)

by Frank J. Ayd

lamivudine (Epivir) A nucleoside analogue that...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

Lamivudine ( Epivir) ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health (2016)

In 2014 there are seven licensed therapeutic agents for use in adults in the United States (standard interferon, pegylated interferon, lamivudine, tenofovir, telbivudine, adefovir, and entecavir). Several combination therapies have been ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Health (2015)

pancreatitis, vomiting, abdominal pain Clarithromycin Antibacterial Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, abnormal taste Combivir (zidovudine–lamivudine) Combination Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, abnormal liver function, pancreatitis, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disability (2005)

by Gary L Albrecht, Sharon L. Snyder

Drugs include zidovudine, lamivudine, stavudine, abacavir, didanosine, zalcitabine, emtricitabine, and tenofovir. Brand combination drugs include Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) and Trizivir (abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine). 2.

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2009)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

lamivudine, also known as 3TC, a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor antiretroviral drug used in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus infections in combination with other antiretroviral agents.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems (2008)

by Wickramasinghe, Nilmini

Combivir® ( lamivudine/zidovudine) 2. Crixivan® (indinavir) 3. Diflucan® (fluconazole) 4. Epivir® (lamivudine) 5. Epogen® (epoetin alfa) 6. Gamimune® (globulin, immune ) 7.

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