vidarabine

vidarabine

[vahy-dar-uh-bahyn]
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.


Origin:
1975–80; vi(ral) + d- + arab(inose) + (aden)ine

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

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