One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A drug which inhibits the replication of HIV and is used in the treatment of AIDS, especially in combination with zidovudine. It is a synthetic analog of a pyrimidine nucleoside.
- ‘Acyclovir and ddC were used as a positive control of HSV and ADV, respectively.’
- ‘We depleted NT2 cells of their endogenous mtDNA by prolonged treatment with dideoxycytidine, thus creating the desired line.’
- ‘‘Coined’ abbreviations such as HCTZ, AZT, T3, PCN, U, and ddC are not acceptable medical abbreviations, may be misinterpreted, and may cause drug errors.’
- ‘The CNS distribution of ddC is similar to that of ddI in humans.’
- ‘The DNA was treated with 500 units of terminal transferase (Boehringer Mannheim, Indianapolis) in the presence of ddC according to manufacturer's instructions.’
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