|Also called: zidovudine azidothymidine|
Azidothymidine; an antiviral drug that inhibits replication of the retrovirus that causes AIDS.
|AZT (ā'zē-tē') Pronunciation Key
A nucleoside analogue antiviral drug that inhibits the replication of retroviruses such as HIV by interfering with the enzyme reverse transcriptase.
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.