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protease inhibitors

[ (proh-tee-ays) ]
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A class of pharmaceuticals used in the treatment of AIDS. It works by blocking the action of a protein that HIV needs to reproduce itself.

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Protease inhibitors are an example of designer drugs. They sometimes allow AIDS to be managed for long periods of time.

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