Definition of zalcitabine in English:

zalcitabine

noun

  • another term for dideoxycytidine
    • ‘The combination of zalcitabine and didanosine or stavudine is not recommended because of overlapping toxicities.’
    • ‘These antiretroviral drugs include zidovudine, zalcitabine and fialuridine.’
    • ‘The drug is indicated for use in patients unresponsive to or intolerant of zidovudine, zalcitabine, or didanosine.’

Origin

1990s: from zal- (of unknown origin) + -citabine apparently formed by arbitrary alteration of cytidine.

Pronunciation

zalcitabine

/zalˈsɪtəbiːn/