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AZT

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noun \ˌā-(ˌ)zē-ˈtē\

Simple Definition of AZT

  • medical : a drug used to treat AIDS

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of AZT

  1. :  an antiviral drug C10H13N5O4 that inhibits replication of some retroviruses (as HIV) and is used to treat AIDS —called also azidothymidine, zidovudine

1985

First Known Use of azt

1985


Medical Dictionary

AZT

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noun \ˌā-(ˌ)zē-ˈtē\

Medical Definition of AZT

  1. :  an antiviral drug C10H13N5O4 that inhibits replication of some retroviruses (as HIV) and is used to treat AIDS—called also azidothymidine, ZDV, zidovudine; see retrovir




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