Definition of nevirapine in English:

nevirapine

noun

Pharmacology
  • A drug structurally related to the benzodiazepines which inhibits the reverse transcriptase of HIV-1.

Origin

1990s; earliest use found in Journal Medicinal Chemistry. Apparently an arbitrary formation, probably including the elements vir- and -pine.

Pronunciation

nevirapine

/nɪˈvʌɪrəpiːn/