Definition of azidothymidine in English:

azidothymidine

Pronunciation /ˌazidōˈTHīməˌdēn//əˌzīdōˈTHīməˌdēn/

noun

  • 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.’

Pronunciation

azidothymidine

/ˌazidōˈTHīməˌdēn//əˌzīdōˈTHīməˌdēn/