HyperDic: protease_inhibitor

English > 1 sense of the expression protease inhibitor:
NOUNartifactprotease inhibitor, PIan antiviral drug used against HIV
English > protease inhibitor: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn antiviral drug used against HIV; interrupts HIV replication by binding and blocking HIV protease; often used in combination with other drugs.
SynonymPI
Part ofdrug cocktail, highly active antiretroviral therapy, HAARTA combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors
Narrowerindinavir, CrixivanA protease inhibitor (trade name Crixivan) used for treating HIV
nelfinavir, ViraceptA protease inhibitor (trade name Viracept) used in treating HIV usually in combination with other drugs
ritonavir, NorvirA protease inhibitor (trade name Norvir) used in treating HIV
saquinavir, InviraseA weak protease inhibitor (trade name Invirase) used in treating HIV
Broaderantiviral, antiviral agent, antiviral drugAny drug that destroys viruses

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