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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None of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved antiviral agents for CHB is classified as pregnancy category A [14, 16, 17].
For each concentration of antiviral agent 10 days old, 40 live embryonated broiler chicken eggs were divided into 6 groups named C1, C2, C3, D1, D2 and D3 with 5 eggs in each group.
Two classes of antiviral agents are licensed for use in the United States: adamantanes (amantadine and rimantadine) and neuraminidase inhibitors (oseltamivir and zanamivir).
This study showed that SP-2a has remarkable antiviral activity against the ACV-resistant strain of HSV-1, and its potential for development as a novel antiviral agent against other ACV-resistant viruses should be further explored.
Also provided are methods of using the polypeptides, for example, as an antitumor agent, and antiviral agent, and antibodies and antagonists against such polypeptides for example, for treating Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and head injury.
Valacyclovir is converted in the intestines to acyclovir, the active antiviral agent. Whereas acyclovir pills are absorbed poorly, valacyclovir delivers more of the active drug to the bloodstream.
Doctors decided to treat him with intravenous drips of an antiviral agent twice a day as a preventive measure against developing pneumonia or some other serious illness if the virus continues to multiply.
Triple therapies using peginterferon, ribavirin, and a direct-acting antiviral agent such as boceprevir or telaprevir, have increased the SVR rate to more than 75% among treatment-naive people with HCV genotype 1, the hardest of the six major genotypes to treat and the one responsible for the lion's share of infections in the United States.
Chloroquine, long used as an antimalarial drug, increases endosomal pH and acts as an antiviral agent by impairing virus release into the cytosol.
Chapters address production and quality assurance, therapeutic implications as food product, antioxidant effects, hepatoprotective effects, drug-induced nephrotoxicity protection by Spirulina, immunological aspects, Spirulina and antibody production, Spirulina as an antiviral agent, Spirulina and antibacterial activity, and the effects of Spirulina and aging and neurobiology.
The argument is this: many common childhood infections induce a strong protective response dominated by the production of our own antiviral agent, interferon.
Treatment with ganciclovir, an antiviral agent, resulted in resolution of the colitis within 3 weeks without noticeable side effects.