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  • n. A polycyclic hydrocarbon, C10H16, having a cagelike structure similar to a portion of the diamond lattice; any of its derivatives


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  • So, there's a class of drugs called the adamantane drugs, what is called rimantadine and amantadine.

    CNN Transcript Jan 16, 2006

  • The stockpile has 40 million treatment courses of Tamiflu, 10 million courses of Relenza and nearly three million courses of an adamantane.

    In the War Against Flu's Mutants, a Big Ally Is Weakened

  • My main interests were natural compounds, from adamantane and aialoids to rifamycins and boromycin.

    Vladimir Prelog - Autobiography

  • Swine flu, however, has a single mutation (S31N) that makes it resistant to adamantane drugs.

    Planet Atheism

  • Over time, widespread use of this relatively older class of drugs has put significant evolutionary pressure on influenza, giving viruses with this mutation a selective advantage, leading to increasing rates of adamantane resistance in recent years.

    Planet Atheism

  • The oseltamivir flu / A picture was reversed for the older adamantane antivirals (which work by a different mechanism). News

  • No flu / A virus was simultaneously resistant to oseltamivir and an adamantane antiviral. News

  • The currently circulating swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus is sensitive to the neuraminidase inhibitor antiviral medications zanamivir and oseltamivir, but is resistant to the adamantane antiviral medications, amantadine and rimantadine.

    Blogger News Network

  • They found that about one-third of those samples carried mutations enabling the virus strains to resist the effects of adamantane drugs.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Consequently, 30 percent of the avian flu samples recently analyzed by the study authors proved resistant to the adamantane drugs.


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