AIDS

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nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor that is very effective in combination with zidovudine in treating AIDS and HIV 3TC , lamivudine
antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDS; adverse side effects include liver damage and suppression of the bone marrow AZT , Retrovir , ZDV , zidovudine
something that aids or promotes well-being benefit , welfare
digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats bile , gall
B vitamin that aids in body growth biotin , vitamin H
T cell with CD4 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus-infected cell and secretes lymphokines that stimulate B cells and killer T cells; helper T cells are infected and killed by the AIDS virus CD4 cell , CD4 T cell , helper cell , helper T cell
wildflower of the genus Corallorhiza growing from a hard mass of rhizomes associated with a fungus that aids in absorbing nutrients from the forest floor coral root
non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (trade name Rescriptor) used to treat AIDS and HIV delavirdine , Rescriptor
combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors; used in treating AIDS and HIV drug cocktail , HAART , highly active antiretroviral therapy
virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells HIV , human immunodeficiency virus
pneumonia occurring in infants or in persons with impaired immune systems (as AIDS victims) interstitial plasma cell pneumonia , pneumocystis carinii pneumonia , pneumocystis pneumonia , pneumocytosis
sarcoma that starts with purplish spots on the feet and legs and spreads from the skin to lymph nodes and internal organs; a common manifestation of AIDS Kaposi's sarcoma
substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process mordant
non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (trade name Viramune) used to treat AIDS and HIV nevirapine , Viramune
any infection caused by a microorganism that does not normally cause disease in humans; occurs in persons with abnormally functioning immune systems (as AIDS patients or transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs) opportunistic infection
dental treatment that corrects irregularities of the teeth or of the relation of the teeth to surrounding anatomy; treatment is usually by braces or mechanical aids orthodontic treatment
sexual activity (especially sexual intercourse) with the use of measures (such as latex condoms) to avoid the transmission of disease (especially AIDS) safe sex
person who aids in times of difficulty savior
ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity; atrophies with age thymus , thymus gland
membrane that forms the wall of the blastocyst in early development; aids implantation in the uterine wall trophoblast
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