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nevirapine

noun ne·vi·ra·pine \nə-ˈvir-ə-ˌpēn, -ˈvī-rə-\

Definition of NEVIRAPINE

:  an antiretroviral drug C15H14N4O that inhibits reverse transcriptase and is administered orally in combination with at least one other antiretroviral in the treatment of infection by HIV-1 and AIDS

Origin of NEVIRAPINE

perhaps from ne- (by reversal of enzyme) + viral + dipyridodiazepinone, class of drugs to which nevirapine belongs
First Known Use: 1991

nevirapine

noun ne·vi·ra·pine \nə-ˈvir-ə-ˌpēn, -ˈvī-rə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NEVIRAPINE

:  an antiretroviral drug C15H14N4O that inhibits reverse transcriptase and is administered orally in combination with at least one other antiretroviral in the treatment of infection by HIV-1 and AIDS

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