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abacavir

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noun abac·a·vir \ ə-ˈba-kə-ˌvir \

medical Definition of abacavir

:an antiviral drug taken orally in the form of its sulfate (C14H18N6O)2·H2SO4 in combination with other antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV infection
Note: Abacavir is a synthetic nucleoside analog that acts by inhibiting reverse transcriptase. It causes potentially serious hypersensitivity reactions in a small percentage of patients.

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