nevirapine

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noun ne·vi·ra·pine \nə-ˈvir-ə-ˌpēn, -ˈvī-rə-\

Definition of nevirapine

  1. :  an antiretroviral drug C15H14N4O that inhibits reverse transcriptase and is administered orally in combination with at least one other antiretroviral in the treatment of HIV-1 infection

Origin and Etymology of nevirapine

perhaps from ne- (by reversal of enzyme) + viral + dipyridodiazepinone, class of drugs to which nevirapine belongs


First Known Use: 1991


Medical Dictionary

nevirapine

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noun ne·vi·ra·pine \nə-ˈvir-ə-ˌpēn, -ˈvī-rə-\

Medical Definition of nevirapine

  1. :  a reverse transcriptase inhibitor C15H14N4O that is administered orally in combination with at least one other antiretroviral agent in the treatment of HIV-1 infection


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