indinavir

noun in·din·a·vir \ (ˌ)in-ˈdi-nə-ˌvir \

Definition of indinavir

: a protease inhibitor C36H47N5O4 used in the form of its sulfate in combination with antiretroviral drugs (such as AZT) to treat HIV infection

Origin and Etymology of indinavir

indina- (perhaps alteration of indanyl monovalent radical of the cyclic hydrocarbon indan) + -vir (as in saquinavir)


Medical Dictionary

indinavir

noun in·din·a·vir \ (ˌ)in-ˈdin-ə-ˌvir \

medical Definition of indinavir

: an antiviral protease inhibitor that is used in the form of its sulfate C36H47N5O4·H2SO4 in combination therapy with antiretroviral drugs (as AZT and lamivudine) to treat HIV infection — see crixivan

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