Definitions

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

  • n. A non-nucleoside analogue that is used as an antiviral drug in the treatment of HIV infection.

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  • n. A non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor used to treat HIV and AIDS.

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  • n. a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (trade name Viramune) used to treat AIDS and HIV

Etymologies

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

Probably ne-, negative prefix + vir(us) + alteration of (diaz)epine.

Examples

  • There is a drug called nevirapine that helps prevent perinatal transmission, but a mother with the virus can still transmit it through her milk.

    The Lazarus Effect

  • In late 2002, nevirapine, which is used to prevent mother-to-child transmission, was introduced.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Devastated, Charmaine considered abortion, but opted instead to try an AIDS drug called nevirapine to protect her newborn girl - now a healthy 1-year-old "miracle," she says.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Viramune, commonly known as nevirapine, free of charge at the test sites for five years.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • An editorial accompanying the study in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association said it underscores a quandary in developing nations, where a relatively cheap drug called nevirapine promises to thwart many cases of mother-to-child HIV transmission during birth.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A drug called nevirapine has been shown to be effective in reducing the risk of transmission of HIV ...

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • Government had agreed to "carefully examine" his proposal that anti-retroviral drugs such as nevirapine be made available to all

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Referring to free drugs such as nevirapine provided by pharmaceutical companies, the PWC called on government to remain steadfast against these companies who only wanted to turn South

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The most serious surge in resistance it predicted was against non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) such as nevirapine, introduced in the mid-1990s.

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  • Asked why the government opposed the use of anti-retroviral drugs such as nevirapine, Mbeki said: "No, no.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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