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

  • n. A protease-inhibiting drug usually used in combination with other drugs to suppress the replication of HIV.

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  • n. An anti-retroviral drug of the protease inhibitor class that is used in to treat HIV infected patients.

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

  • n. a protease inhibitor (trade name Norvir) used in treating HIV


rito-, of unknown origin + -navir, protease inhibitor suff. (from saquinavir).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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