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- former name for the drug zidovudine
- ‘Although the sulfated maitake fraction resembled the anti-HIV potency of AZT (zidovudine, formerly azidothymidine), it was not considered a promising treatment because of potential cellular toxicity in vivo.’
- ‘Several analogs are used to interfere with the replication of HIV, such as AZT (azidothymidine) and ddI (dideoxyinosine).’
- ‘In 1986, a drug known as azidothymidine was identified by NCI researchers as inhibiting HIV activity in laboratory studies.’
- ‘In general, reasonably high molecular weight azides are OK to handle (e.g., the early anti-HIV drug azidothymidine).’
- ‘The FDA approves AZT (azidothymidine), the first antiviral agent to treat AIDS.’
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