zidovudine

noun
zi·​do·​vu·​dine | \zi-ˈdō-vyü-ˌdēn \

Definition of zidovudine 

: azt

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Shortly after his diagnosis seven years earlier, Dan started taking high doses of AZT (zidovudine, the first antiretroviral drug approved by the FDA in 1987) as a part of his treatment protocol. S. Kirk Walsh, Longreads, "From One Friendship, Lessons on Life, Death, AIDS and Childlessness," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of zidovudine

1987, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zidovudine

by shortening & alteration from azidothymidine

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zidovudine

noun
zi·​do·​vu·​dine | \zī-ˈdō-v(y)ü-ˌdēn \

Medical Definition of zidovudine 

: azt

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