az·​i·​do·​thy·​mi·​dine | \ ə-ˌzi-dō-ˈthī-mə-ˌdēn How to pronounce azidothymidine (audio) \

Definition of azidothymidine

: azt

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Another shortcoming, notes biochemist Jan Gettemans of Ghent University, is that unlike many important drugs, including statins and the anti-HIV drug azidothymidine, the antibodies can't enter cells on their own. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, "Mini-antibodies discovered in sharks and camels could lead to drugs for cancer and other diseases," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of azidothymidine

1974, in the meaning defined above

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az·​i·​do·​thy·​mi·​dine | \ ˌaz-i-dō-ˈthī-mə-ˌdēn How to pronounce azidothymidine (audio) \

Medical Definition of azidothymidine

: azt

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