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saquinavir

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noun sa·quin·a·vir \sə-ˈkwi-nə-ˌvir\

Definition of saquinavir

  1. :  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 Dictionary

saquinavir

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noun sa·quin·a·vir \sə-ˈkwin-ə-ˌvir\

Medical Definition of saquinavir

  1. :  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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