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ritonavir

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noun ri·to·na·vir \ˌrī-ˈtō-nə-ˌvir, -ˈtä-, ri-\

Definition of ritonavir

  1. :  an antiviral protease inhibitor C37H48N6O5S2 administered orally to treat HIV infection and AIDS



Origin and Etymology of ritonavir

rito- (perhaps by shortening & alteration from protease) + -navir (as in saquinavir)


First Known Use: 1995


Medical Dictionary

ritonavir

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noun ri·to·na·vir \ˌrī-ˈtō-nə-ˌvir, -ˈtän-ə-, ri-\

Medical Definition of ritonavir

  1. :  an antiviral protease inhibitor C37H48N6O5S2 administered orally to treat HIV infection and AIDS—see norvir




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