stavudine

noun
stav·​u·​dine | \ ˈstav-yü-ˌdēn How to pronounce stavudine (audio) \

Definition of stavudine

: a synthetic antiretroviral nucleoside drug C10H12N2O4 that is an analog of thymidine and is administered orally in the treatment of HIV infection : d4t

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The three drugs in question—stavudine, lamivudine, and nevirapine—were made by three different multinational drug companies. Katherine Eban, Quartz India, "How an Indian tycoon fought Big Pharma to sell AIDS drugs for $1 a day," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of stavudine

1992, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stavudine

sta- (of unknown origin) + -vudine (as in zidovudine)

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stavudine

noun
stav·​u·​dine | \ ˈstav-yü-ˌdēn How to pronounce stavudine (audio) \

Medical Definition of stavudine

: a synthetic antiretroviral nucleoside drug C10H12N2O4 that is an analog of thymidine and is administered orally in the treatment of HIV infection

called also d4T

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