Adjective "acyclovir" definition and examples

(Acyclovir may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/eɪˈsʌɪklə(ʊ)ˌvɪə/

Definitions and examples

noun

An antiviral drug used chiefly in the treatment of herpes and AIDS.
  1. 'Treatment has entered a new era with the development of anti-viral drugs starting with acyclovir, which is beneficial if started in the first 3 days of the illness.'
  2. 'There is some benefit from the anti viral drug acyclovir and aggressive anti-pain management, but prevention would be better.'

More definitions

1. a crystalline compound, C 18 H 11 N 5 O 3 , used as an antiviral drug in the treatment of herpes infections.

More examples(as adjective)

"powders can be acyclovir."

"tablets can be acyclovir."

"injections can be acyclovir."

"expirations can be acyclovir."

"capsules can be acyclovir."

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Origin

1970s: from acycl(ic) + vir(al DNA).