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.
ANTI-HIV Producing synergistic effect with azidothymidine AZT
After years of research, the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline formerly Burroughs-Wellcome sees its compound azidothymidine, or AZT, approved by the U.S.
Two antiviral drugs (vidarabine and azidothymidine) and the anticancer agent cytarabine were developed using compounds extracted from Caribbean reef sponges.
Nearly 300 pregnant women are also on azidothymidine/zidovudine
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.
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.
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.
AZT, or azidothymidine, prevents transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in a percentage of babies born to infected mothers, but can be expensive.