idoxuridine

idoxuridine

[ahy-doks-yoor-i-deen]
noun Pharmacology.
a thymidine analogue, C 9 H 11 IN 2 O 5 , used topically for the ocular treatment of herpes simplex keratitis.

Origin:
contraction and rearrangement of 2prime;-deoxy-5-iodouridine the chemical name

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idoxuridine i·dox·u·ri·dine (ī'dŏks-yur'ĭ-dēn')
n.
Abbr. IDU
A pyrimidine analogue that produces both antiviral and anticancer effects by interfering with DNA synthesis and is used locally for the treatment of keratitis from herpes simplex or vaccinia.

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