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vidarabine

[ vahy-dar-uh-bahyn ]
/ vaɪˈdær əˌbaɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.

an antiviral substance, C10H15N5O4, produced by the bacterium Streptomyces antibioticus and used in immunosuppressed patients for the treatment of serious infections caused by herpesviruses.

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Also called a·den·o·sine ar·a·bin·o·side [uh-den-uh-seen ar-uh-bin-uh-sahyd, uh-rab-uh-nuh-] /əˈdɛn əˌsin ˌær əˈbɪn əˌsaɪd, əˈræb ə nə-/ .

Origin of vidarabine

First recorded in 1975–80; vi(ral) + d- + arab(inose) + (aden)ine

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Medical definitions for vidarabine

vidarabine
[ vĭ-dărə-bēn′ ]

n.

A purine nucleoside obtained from a species of Streptomyces and used in the treatment of herpes simplex infections.
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