baloxavir marboxil


ba·​lox·​a·​vir mar·​box·​il bə-ˈläk-sə-ˌvir-mär-ˈbäk-səl How to pronounce baloxavir marboxil (audio)
variants or baloxavir
: an antiviral drug C27H23F2N3O7S that is taken orally in the treatment of influenza A and B

Note: Baloxavir marboxil is a prodrug that undergoes metabolic conversion in the body to an acid which inhibits the action of an endonuclease necessary for viral replication.

In 2018, another inhibitor of the viral RNA polymerase, baloxavir marboxil, was approved in Japan and the United States for treatment of influenza A and B virus infections.P. Vasiliy Mishin

Word History

First Known Use

2018, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baloxavir marboxil was in 2018

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“Baloxavir marboxil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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