nucleoside analogue

n.

Any of a group of antiviral drugs that inhibit the viral enzyme reverse transcriptase and are used in the treatment of HIV infection.

Nearby words

  1. nucleoplasm,
  2. nucleoprotein,
  3. nucleorrhexis,
  4. nucleosidase,
  5. nucleoside,
  6. nucleosome,
  7. nucleosynthesis,
  8. nucleotidase,
  9. nucleotide,
  10. nucleotides


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Science definitions for nucleoside analogue

nucleoside analogue

Any of a group of antiviral drugs that interfere with the activity of the viral enzyme reverse transcriptase and are used in the treatment of retroviral infections, especially HIV.
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