from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See DDC.

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  • n. The compound 2'-3'-dideoxycytidine, a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, formerly used in antiretroviral therapy

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  • n. an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection


zal- (perhaps alteration of (de)s- variant of de- + al(cohol) from the missing hydroxyl groups of cytidine) + citabine (alteration of cytidine).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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