[ vahy-dar-uh-bahyn ]
/ vaɪˈdær əˌbaɪn /
an antiviral substance, C10H15N5O4, produced by the bacterium Streptomyces antibioticus and used in immunosuppressed patients for the treatment of serious infections caused by herpesviruses.
- vidal, gore,
- vidalia onion,
- vide ante,
- vide infra,
- vide post,
- vide supra
Origin of vidarabine
Also called adenosine arabinoside.
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[ vĭ-dăr′ə-bēn′ ]
A purine nucleoside obtained from a species of Streptomyces and used in the treatment of herpes simplex infections.
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