nucleoside analogue

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

  1. 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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