Definition of ganciclovir
: an antiviral drug C9H13N5O4 related to acyclovir and used especially to treat cytomegalovirus retinitis in immunocompromised individuals
Origin of ganciclovir
perhaps from guanosine + -ciclovir, alteration of -cyclovir (as in acyclovir)
First Known Use: 1986
Medical Definition of ganciclovir
: an antiviral drug C9H13N5O4 related to acyclovir and used especially in the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis in immunocompromised patients—called also DHPG
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