Definition of zalcitabine in English:

zalcitabine

Syllabification: zal·cit·a·bine
Pronunciation: /zalˈsitəˌbēn
 
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noun

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

Origin

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

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