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ganciclovir

ganciclovir

noun gan·ci·clo·vir \gan-ˈsī-klə-(ˌ)vir\

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

ganciclovir

noun gan·ci·clo·vir \gan-ˈsī-klə-(ˌ)vir\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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