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Pharmacology, Trademark.
azidothymidine: an antiviral drug, manufactured from genetic materials in fish sperm or produced synthetically, used in the treatment of AIDS.
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British Dictionary definitions for AZT

AZT

abbreviation for
azidothymidineAlso called: zidovudine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for AZT

AZT
[ ā′zē-tē ]

n.
Azidothymidine; a nucleoside analog antiviral drug that inhibits the replication of retroviruses such as HIV by interfering with the enzyme reverse transcriptase.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for AZT

AZT
[ ā′zē-tē ]

A nucleoside analogue antiviral drug that inhibits the replication of retroviruses such as HIV by interfering with the enzyme reverse transcriptase.
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Cultural definitions for AZT

AZT
[ (ay-zee-tee) ]

A drug used in the treatment of AIDS. It does not cure the disease but does prolong the life of the patient in some cases.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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