darunavir

noun
da·​ru·​na·​vir | \ də-ˈrü-nə-ˌvir How to pronounce darunavir (audio) \

Definition of darunavir

: a protease inhibitor C27H37N3O7S·C2H5OH that is taken orally in conjunction with ritonavir and other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV infection Darunavir is a … protease inhibitor that binds rapidly to protease at a unique site and dissociates slowly, resulting in a binding strength that is two times as high as that of other protease inhibitors.— Tammy M. Meyers et al.

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2006, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“Darunavir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/darunavir. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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darunavir

noun
da·​ru·​na·​vir | \ də-ˈrü-nə-ˌvir How to pronounce darunavir (audio) \

Medical Definition of darunavir

: a protease inhibitor C27H37N3O7S·C2H5OH taken orally in conjunction with ritonavir and other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV infection

Note: Darunavir is marketed under the trademark Prezista. It is also marketed under the trademark Prezcobix when combined with cobicistat.

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