didanosine


didanosine
= ddI; n.
an antiretroviral drug that interferes with the action of the enzyme reverse transcriptase, by means of which HIV, the cause of AIDS, is able to incorporate itself into the human host cell. The drug is administered by mouth to prolong the lives of patients with HIV infection and AIDS. Possible side-effects include damage to nerves, severe pancreatitis, nausea, vomiting, and headache.
Trade names:
Videx.

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  • Didanosine — Structure chimique de la didanosine Général Nom IUPAC L 2 ,3 didéoxyinosine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • didanosine — noun Etymology: alteration of dideoxyinosine, an alternate name, from di + deoxy + inosine, a nucleoside Date: 1990 ddI …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • didanosine — di·dan·o·sine (dĭ dănʹə sēn , sĭn) n. See DDI.   [Shortening and alteration of dideoxyinosine.] * * * …   Universalium

  • didanosine — noun 2,3 dideoxyinosine, a reverse transcriptase inhibitor effective against HIV …   Wiktionary

  • didanosine — di·dan·o·sine dī dan ə .sēn n ddI * * * n. an antiviral drug that interferes with the action of the enzyme reverse transcriptase, by means of which HIV, the cause of AIDS, is able to incorporate itself into the human host cell. The drug is… …   Medical dictionary

  • didanosine — [dɪ danəʊsi:n] noun Medicine another term for dideoxyinosine …   English new terms dictionary

  • didanosine — di·dan·o·sine …   English syllables

  • didanosine — A drug used in the treatment of infections caused by viruses …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • didanosine — noun an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection • Syn: ↑dideoxyinosine, ↑ddI, ↑DDI • Hypernyms: ↑antiviral, ↑antiviral agent, ↑antiviral drug …   Useful english dictionary


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