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azidothymidine Syllabification: a·zi·do·thy·mi·dine
Pronunciation: /ˌazidōˈTHīməˌdēn/ /əˌzīdōˈTHīməˌdēn/

Definition of azidothymidine in English:


Former name for the drug zidovudine.
Example sentences
  • Several analogs are used to interfere with the replication of HIV, such as AZT (azidothymidine) and ddI (dideoxyinosine).
  • Although the sulfated maitake fraction resembled the anti-HIV potency of AZT (zidovudine, formerly azidothymidine), it was not considered a promising treatment because of potential cellular toxicity in vivo.
  • In general, reasonably high molecular weight azides are OK to handle (e.g., the early anti-HIV drug azidothymidine).
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