antiviral agent


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antiviral agent

[¦an·tē¦vī·rəl ′ā·jənt]
(pharmacology)
A substance, such as interferon or amantadine, that decreases virus multiplication in the body.
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It is therefore important to develop new antiviral agents that can substitute for or complement these nucleoside analogs.
These experiments allow rapid screening of commercially available antiviral agents, enabling those with in vitro evidence of activity to move expeditiously into clinical studies, since safety and pharmacokinetic information in humans is already available for other disease indications.
CMX001 is a lipid-antiviral-conjugate that delivers high intracellular levels of the active antiviral agent cidofovir-diphosphate.
This mechanism of action is unique among antiviral agents, and holds significant potential in the treatment of viral diseases.
Various methods for local as well as systemic delivery of antiviral agents and vaccines are described.
Chloroquine, long used as an antimalarial drug, increases endosomal pH and acts as an antiviral agent by impairing virus release into the cytosol.
Just as antibiotics revolutionized medical care by providing us weapons to use against bacteria, antiviral agents have offered us some tools to use against viruses.
If taken early, the antiviral agents amantadine and rimantadine are effective in reducing the severity of influenza A, while zanamivir and oseltamivir are effective in reducing the severity of both influenza A and B.
Vaccination, antiviral agents, barrier protection procedures should be included.
I read with great interest the report on the link between use of antiviral agents and development of cognitive impairment ("HIV Drugs Change Cognitive Impairment Risk," May 2004, p.
Human milk has over 300 ingredients, including interferon, white blood cells, antibacterial and antiviral agents, while formula has only forty ingredients.