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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 and Etymology 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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