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[vahy-dar-uh-bahyn] /vaɪˈdær əˌbaɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
an antiviral substance, C 10 H 15 N 5 O 4 , produced by the bacterium Streptomyces antibioticus and used in immunosuppressed patients for the treatment of serious infections caused by herpesviruses.
Also called adenosine arabinoside.
Origin of vidarabine
1975-80; vi(ral) + d- + arab(inose) + (aden)ine Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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vidarabine in Medicine

vidarabine vi·dar·a·bine (vĭ-dār'ə-bēn')
A purine nucleoside obtained from a species of Streptomyces and used in the treatment of herpes simplex infections.

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