lopinavir

noun

lo·​pin·​a·​vir lō-ˈpi-nə-ˌvir How to pronounce lopinavir (audio)
: an antiviral protease inhibitor C37H48N4O5 that is taken orally usually in conjunction with other retroviral agents (such as ritonavir) to treat HIV infection

Word History

First Known Use

1999, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lopinavir was in 1999

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Cite this Entry

“Lopinavir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lopinavir. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

lopinavir

noun
lo·​pin·​a·​vir lō-ˈpin-ə-ˌvir How to pronounce lopinavir (audio)
: an antiviral protease inhibitor C37H48N4O5 that is taken orally in conjunction with ritonavir to treat HIV infection

Note: Lopinavir in combination with ritonavir is marketed under the trademark Kaletra.

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