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Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor

Definition of the noun nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor

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  1. 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; often used in combination with other drugs
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor: NRTI
    • more generic term: reverse transcriptase inhibitor = an antiviral drug that inhibits the action of reverse transcriptase in retroviruses such as HIV
    • more specific words: lamivudine / 3TC = a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor that is very effective in combination with zidovudine in treating AIDS and HIV
    • part of: drug cocktail / HAART / highly active antiretroviral therapy = a combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors


Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor is a drug mechanism of action.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2008)

by Elaine A. Moore, Lisa Marie Moore

is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor drug, which had been developed years earlier and tested, unsuccessfully, as an anticancer drug.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cell Biology (2015)

NNRTI non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor; NRTI, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor. replication without disrupting ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

ZiagenTM, zintavir, 1592 AIDS An HIV nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor– NRTI/integrase inhibitor similar to AZT Adverse effects Lifethreatening allergic reactions– fever, dyspnea, rashes, intraoral blistering, nausea, headache.

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

zalcitabine, an antiretroviral nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor analog prescribed in combination with other drugs for the treatment of HIV infections.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Health (2015)

jaundice Diarrhea Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, abnormal liver function HBV, hepatitis B virus; FI, fusion inhibitor; II, integrase inhibitor; EE, entry inhibitor; NRTI, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor; NNRTI, nonnucleoside reverse ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Health. 2 Vol. (2008)

by Wilhelm Kirch

a ▷ nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) was licensed as the first therapeutic substance. In 1988, the WHO declared December 1st as World AIDS Day.

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2005)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor. N. N Occupational Health, Medicine and Diseases O 506 Occupational Health,. Nucleoside. Reverse. Transcriptase. Inhibitor. See REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE ...

Google previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor See REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE INHIBITOR. Nucleus The central body in a cell, which controls the activities of the latter. (See CELLS.) Nucleus Pulposus The inner core of an intervertebral disc.

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor a class of antiviral drugs, e.g. zidovudine, used for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease.

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