azidothymidine love


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

  • n. AZT.

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  • n. Alternate name for zidovudine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an antiviral drug, (C10H13N5O4) used in the treatment of AIDS. It has the generic name of zidovudine.


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  • Her experiments showed that the use of an antibody found in monkeys -- called azidothymidine and known as AZT -- could reduce the risk of mother-to-infant transmission of HIV.

  • One example of the power of drug rescue is azidothymidine AZT, a compound that was abandoned in the 1960s after failing to show efficacy against cancer.

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  • After years of research, the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline formerly Burroughs-Wellcome sees its compound azidothymidine, or AZT, approved by the U.S.

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  • Two antiviral drugs (vidarabine and azidothymidine) and the anticancer agent cytarabine were developed using compounds extracted from Caribbean reef sponges.

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  • Nearly 300 pregnant women are also on azidothymidine/zidovudine

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The provincial government last week announced it would supply the drug azidothymidine (AZT) - which reduces HIV transmission from mothers to their babies - for use in a trial in Khayelitsha.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Compared with the drug AZT (azidothymidine) - which cost R50 for treatment to inhibit the transmission of HIV from a mother to her unborn baby, and R400 to inhibit transmission in the case of rape victims - Nevirapine had to be "the most exciting" breakthrough in the battle against Aids.

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  • International Solidarity Fund to pay for the use in South Africa of e anti-Aids drug azidothymidine (AZT) meant the minister had turned her back on Aids sufferers.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • AZT, or azidothymidine, prevents transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in a percentage of babies born to infected mothers, but can be expensive.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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