Definitions

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

  • n. See AZT.

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  • n. A nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, a type of antiretroviral drug, the first approved treatment for HIV.

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  • n. an antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDS; adverse side effects include liver damage and suppression of the bone marrow

Etymologies

Alteration of (a)zido(thymi)dine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • AZT is "toxic" … year … nobody calls zidovudine "AZT" since 1980s, except for AIDS-dissidents.

    Women's Space

  • Some countries - notably South Africa - are loath to buy or distribute low-cost drugs, such as zidovudine and nevirapine, that have been shown to slash the risk of mother-to-child transmission through birth or breast-feeding by up to two-thirds.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Like the earliest anti-HIV drugs such as zidovudine (AZT), introduced 10 years earlier, these block enzymes vital for viral multiplication.

    PageOneQ.com Latest

  • Therefore countries should progressively phase out the use of stavudine as a preferred first-line therapy option and move to less toxic alternatives such as zidovudine (AZT) or tenofovir (TDF), WHO recommended.

    DWS Pill Scribe

  • The WHO recommended "that countries progressively phase out the use of stavudine as a preferred first-line therapy option and move to less toxic alternatives such as zidovudine

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  • Among the new discounts announced Monday is a $66-a-year price for a combination treatment for children based on zidovudine, a staple of AIDS treatment.

    Clinton Foundation, Unitaid Strike

  • Both groups also took a short course of a fourth drug, zidovudine, better known as AZT.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Treatment options include a one-month course of zidovudine (AZT) during the last weeks of pregnancy or a single dose of nevirapine during delivery followed by a single dose to the infant within 72 hours of birth.

    To save the newborns from HIV

  • Expectant mothers were also treated with a cocktail of zidovudine and didanosine from week 36 of their pregnancies until one week after delivery.

    Periscope

  • Combivir made by Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC contains lamivudine and zidovudine.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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