- A synthetic acyclic purine nucleoside analog used as an antiviral agent in the treatment of genital herpes; the sodium salt is used for parenteral therapy. SYN: acycloguanosine.
* * *acy·clo·vir .ā-'sī-klō-.vir n a cyclic nucleoside C8H11N5O3 used esp. to treat shingles, genital herpes, and chicken pox see ZOVIRAX
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* * *acy·clo·vir (a-siґklo-vēr) [USP] a synthetic acyclic purine nucleoside with selective antiviral activity against herpes simplex virus (types 1 and 2, human herpesvirus 3, Epstein-Barr virus, and cytomegalovirus). It is used in the treatment of genital and mucocutaneous herpesvirus infections in certain patients, both immunocompromised and nonimmunocompromised; administered orally or topically.
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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
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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 — [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
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