lamivudine

noun
la·​miv·​u·​dine | \ lə-ˈmiv-yü-ˌdēn How to pronounce lamivudine (audio) \

Medical Definition of lamivudine

: an antiviral drug C8H11N3O3S that is taken orally in the treatment of hepatitis B and HIV

Note: Lamivudine is a synthetic nucleoside analog acting against HIV and hepatitis B virus by inhibiting reverse transcriptase. It is marketed under the trademarks Epivir and 3TC.

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“Lamivudine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lamivudine. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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