azidothymidine: an antiviral drug, manufactured from genetic materials in fish sperm or produced synthetically, used in the treatment of AIDS.
azidothymidine Also called zidovudine

AZT (ā’zē-tē’)
Azidothymidine; an antiviral drug that inhibits replication of the retrovirus that causes AIDS.
A nucleoside analogue antiviral drug that inhibits the replication of retroviruses such as HIV by interfering with the enzyme reverse transcriptase.
AZT [(ay-zee-tee)]

A drug used in the treatment of AIDS. It does not cure the disease but does prolong the life of the patient in some cases.


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