Definitions

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

  • n. A synthetic purine nucleoside analog, C8H10N5O3, derived from guanine and used in the treatment of herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and varicella zoster virus infections.

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  • n. An antiviral drug used in the treatment of genital herpes.

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  • n. an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms

Etymologies

a-1 + cyclo- + vir(al) or vir(us).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Every once in a while acyclovir is given to employees avert the infection from coming back.

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  • Now acyclovir is confirmed to improve avert the infection from coming back.

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  • Every once in a while acyclovir is postulated to helper enjoin the infection from coming back.

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  • Therefore, acyclovir is transformed into its corresponding nucleotide which is the active antimetabolite and the growth of the virus is inhibited (Figure 3).

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  • A medicine called acyclovir may also help (see the “Green Pages”).

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  • Hitchings 'research programme was the successful development of the first effective antiviral drug, acyclovir, which is used against infections caused by e.g. the herpes virus.

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  • Several drugs are available to treat herpes symptoms and outbreaks, including acyclovir, which is available generically or under the Zovirax brand name, and valacyclovir, known generically as Valtrex -- both made by GlaxoSmithKline PLC.

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  • Genital herpes is usually treated with an anti-viral drug called acyclovir, as well as two new variations of acyclovir, called valaciclovir and famciclovir.

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  • The treatment would be keeping Peter's temperature down with paracetamol though sometimes antivirals such as acyclovir can be given.

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  • Do medicines such as acyclovir and Valtrex help stop recurring outbreaks?

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