[ahy-doks-yoo r-i-deen]

noun Pharmacology.

a thymidine analogue, C9H11IN2O5, used topically for the ocular treatment of herpes simplex keratitis.

Origin of idoxuridine

contraction and rearrangement of 2prime;-deoxy-5-iodouridine the chemical name Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

idoxuridine in Medicine




A pyrimidine analog that produces both antiviral and anticancer effects by interfering with DNA synthesis and is used locally for the treatment of keratitis from herpes simplex or vaccinia.
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