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antiretroviral

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adjective an·ti·re·tro·vi·ral \-ˈre-trō-ˌvī-rəl\

Definition of antiretroviral

  1. :  acting, used, or effective against retroviruses <antiretroviral drugs> <antiretroviral therapy>

antiretroviral

noun


1979

First Known Use of antiretroviral

1979


Medical Dictionary

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antiretroviral

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adjective an·ti·ret·ro·vi·ral \-ˈre-trō-ˌvī-rəl\

Medical Definition of antiretroviral

  1. :  acting, used, or effective against retroviruses <All four drugs, which inhibit HIV protease and thus interfere with viral maturation and replication, are the most potent antiretroviral agents available to treat patients with HIV disease.—The Journal of the American Medical Association, 20 Nov. 1996> <antiretroviral therapy>—see highly active antiretroviral therapy



Variants of antiretroviral

also

anti–retroviral


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antiretroviral

noun an·ti·re·tro·vi·ral

Medical Definition of antiretroviral

  1. :  an agent effective against retroviruses <Current anti-HIV drugs, or antiretrovirals, bind to specific HIV enzymes and impede their activity.—Douglas D. Richman, Scientific American, July 1998>



Variants of antiretroviral

also

anti–retroviral


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