AZT definition

  • noun:
    • A nucleoside analogue antiviral medication that prevents the replication of retroviruses including HIV by interfering with the enzyme reverse transcriptase. Also referred to as zidovudine.
    • same as azidothymidine.
    • an antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) found in the treatment of AIDS; bad negative effects consist of liver damage and suppression of bone marrow
  • initialism:
    • azidothymidine

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