HyperDic: nrti

English > 1 sense of the word NRTI:
NOUNartifactNRTI, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitoran antiviral drug used against HIV
English > NRTI: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn 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.
Synonymnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor
Part ofdrug cocktail, highly active antiretroviral therapy, HAARTA combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors
Narrowerlamivudine, 3TCA nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor that is very effective in combination with zidovudine in treating AIDS and HIV
zidovudine, Retrovir, ZDV, AZTAn antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDS
Broaderreverse transcriptase inhibitorAn antiviral drug that inhibits the action of reverse transcriptase in retroviruses such as HIV

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