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indinavir

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noun in·din·a·vir \(ˌ)in-ˈdi-nə-ˌvir\

Definition of indinavir

  1. :  a protease inhibitor C36H47N5O4 used in the form of its sulfate in combination with antiretroviral drugs (as AZT) to treat HIV infection



Origin and Etymology of indinavir

indina- (perhaps alteration of indanyl monovalent radical of the cyclic hydrocarbon indan) + -vir (as in saquinavir)


First Known Use: 1995


Medical Dictionary

indinavir

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noun in·din·a·vir \(ˌ)in-ˈdin-ə-ˌvir\

Medical Definition of indinavir

  1. :  an antiviral protease inhibitor that is used in the form of its sulfate C36H47N5O4·H2SO4 in combination therapy with antiretroviral drugs (as AZT and lamivudine) to treat HIV infection—see crixivan




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