Definition of saquinavir
: a protease inhibitor C38H50N6O5 that is administered in the form of its methylated sulfonic salt especially in combination with other antiretroviral agents to treat HIV infection
Origin of saquinavir
sa- (perhaps backward spelling of protease) + quinoline + -avir, alteration of -ovir (as in acyclovir)
First Known Use: 1994
Medical Definition of saquinavir
: a protease inhibitor C38H50N6O5 or its mesylate C38H50N6O5·CH4O3S administered orally often in combination with other antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV infection
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