nucleoside analogue n.
Any of a group of antiviral drugs, including AZT, DDC, and DDI, that interfere with the activity of the viral enzyme reverse transcriptase and are used in the treatment of HIV.
Any of a group of antiviral drugs that interfere with the activity of the viral enzyme reverse transcriptase and are used in the treatment of retroviral infections, especially HIV.
[noo-klee-uh-sohm, nyoo-] /ˈnu kli əˌsoʊm, ˈnyu-/ noun, Cell Biology. 1. any of the repeating subunits of chromatin occurring at intervals along a strand of DNA, consisting of DNA coiled around histone. /ˈnjuːklɪəˌsəʊm/ noun 1. a repeating structural unit of chromatin that contains DNA and histones nucleosome nu·cle·o·some (nōō’klē-ə-sōm’, nyōō’-) n. Any of the repeating subunits […]
[noo-klee-oh-sin-thuh-sis, nyoo-] /ˌnu kli oʊˈsɪn θə sɪs, ˌnyu-/ noun, Physics, Astronomy. 1. the formation of new atomic nuclei by nuclear reactions, thought to occur in the interiors of stars and in the early stages of development of the universe. /ˌnjuːklɪəʊˈsɪnθɪsɪs/ noun 1. (astronomy) the formation of heavier elements from lighter elements by nuclear fusion in […]
nucleotidase nu·cle·o·ti·dase (nōō’klē-ə-tī’dās, -dāz, nyōō’-) n. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a nucleotide to a nucleoside and phosphoric acid.
[noo-klee-uh-tahyd, nyoo-] /ˈnu kli əˌtaɪd, ˈnyu-/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. any of a group of molecules that, when linked together, form the building blocks of DNA or RNA: composed of a phosphate group, the bases adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine, and a pentose sugar, in RNA the thymine base being replaced by uracil. /ˈnjuːklɪəˌtaɪd/ noun 1. […]