nevirapine

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

Definition of nevirapine 

: 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

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Five years later, a study in Uganda showed a single dose of another ARV, nevirapine, given to a mother in labor and a baby at birth, could reduce transmission by 50%, which soon became a standard of care. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Nigeria has more HIV-infected babies than anywhere in the world. It’s a distinction no country wants," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of nevirapine

1991, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nevirapine

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

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nevirapine

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

Medical Definition of nevirapine 

: 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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