- A substance used to prevent or treat cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex infections that may occur when the body is immunosuppressed. It belongs to the family of drugs called antivirals.
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Acyclovir — См. Ацикловир (Источник: «Словарь терминов микробиологии») … Словарь микробиологии
acyclovir — [ā sī′klō vir΄, ā sī′kləvir΄] n. [ ACYCL(IC) + O + (ANTI)VIR(AL)] a synthetic, white, crystalline powder, C8H11O3N5, used as a drug to treat infections caused by various types of herpesviruses … English World dictionary
acyclovir — noun Etymology: 2a + cycl + virus Date: 1979 a cyclic synthetic nucleoside C8H11N5O3 used especially to treat the symptoms of chicken pox, shingles, and the genital form of herpes simplex … New Collegiate Dictionary
acyclovir — (a si klo vir) A synthetic purine nucleoside derivative with antiviral activity against herpes simplex virus … Dictionary of microbiology
acyclovir — (= ACV; 2 (hydroxyethoxy) methyl guanine) Antiviral agent that is an analogue of guanosine and inhibits DNA replication of viruses. Particularly successful against herpes simplex infections … Dictionary of molecular biology
acyclovir — /ay suy kloh vear , kleuh /, n. Pharm. a crystalline compound, C18H11N5O3, used as an antiviral drug in the treatment of herpes infections. [1980 85; perh. acyclo(guanosine) an earlier name for the compound (A 6 + CYCLO + guanosine a nucleotide)… … Universalium
acyclovir — noun /eɪ saɪ kloʊ vir/ An antiviral drug used in the treatment of genital herpes. Syn: acycloguanosine … Wiktionary
acyclovir — A synthetic acyclic purine nucleoside analog used as an antiviral agent in the treatment of genital herpes; the sodium salt is used for parenteral … Medical dictionary
acyclovir — [eɪ sʌɪklə(ʊ)ˌvɪə] noun Medicine an antiviral drug used chiefly in the treatment of herpes. Origin 1970s: from acycl(ic) + vir(al DNA) … English new terms dictionary
acyclovir — acy·clo·vir … English syllables
acyclovir — n.; see aciclovir … The new mediacal dictionary