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zalcitabine Line breaks: zal|cita¦bine
Pronunciation: /zalˈsɪtəbiːn/

Definition of zalcitabine in English:


Another term for dideoxycytidine.
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.


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

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