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protease inhibitor


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

  • n. An anti-HIV drug that blocks the action of the enzyme protease, which is needed for viral replication.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A class of drugs used to treat or prevent infection by viruses such as HIV and hepatitis C.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an antiviral drug used against HIV; interrupts HIV replication by binding and blocking HIV protease; often used in combination with other drugs


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