ribavirin
noun Etymology: perhaps from ribonucleic acid + virus + 1-in Date: 1976 a synthetic broad-spectrum antiviral nucleoside C8H12N4O5

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  • ribavirin — is an orally active guanoside analogue that inhibits the replication of a variety of RNA viruses. It inhibits inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • ribavirin — [rī′bə vī΄rin] n. a synthetic, broad spectrum antiviral drug, C8H12N4O5 …   English World dictionary

  • Ribavirin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Ribavirin Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ribavirin — /ruy beuh vuy rin/, n. Pharm. a synthetic compound, C8H12N4O5, active against several DNA and RNA viruses. [1965 70; prob. by shortening and alter. of ribofuranosyl, a component of its chemical name (see RIBOSE, FURAN, OSE2, YL) + VIR(US) + IN2]… …   Universalium

  • ribavirin — noun An antiviral drug used to treat a number of DNA and RNA viruses …   Wiktionary

  • ribavirin — A synthetic nucleoside antiviral agent that, by its inhibitory effect on the synthesis of guanosine 5′ phosphate, inhibits both DNA and RNA synthesis; used for treatment of viral pneumonia cau …   Medical dictionary

  • ribavirin — ri·ba·vi·rin …   English syllables

  • ribavirin — n. an antiviral drug effective against a range of DNA and RNA viruses, including the herpes group, respiratory syncytial virus, and those causing hepatitis C and Lassa fever. It is administered by a small particle aerosol inhaler or by mouth.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ribavirin — ri•ba•vi•rin [[t]ˈraɪ bəˌvaɪ rɪn[/t]] n. pha a synthetic compound, C8H12N4O5, active against several DNA and RNA viruses • Etymology: 1965–70; prob. by shortening and alter. of ribofuranosyl, a component of its chemical name (see ribose, furan,… …   From formal English to slang

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