Definition of dideoxycytidine in English:

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dideoxycytidine

Pronunciation: /ˌdīdēˌäksiˈsīdəˌdēn/
(abbreviation DDC or ddC)

noun

Medicine
A drug that inhibits the replication of HIV and is used in the treatment of AIDS, especially in combination with zidovudine. It is a synthetic analog of a pyrimidine nucleoside.
Example sentences
  • We depleted NT2 cells of their endogenous mtDNA by prolonged treatment with dideoxycytidine, thus creating the desired line.
  • ‘Coined’ abbreviations such as HCTZ, AZT, T3, PCN, U, and ddC are not acceptable medical abbreviations, may be misinterpreted, and may cause drug errors.
  • The CNS distribution of ddC is similar to that of ddI in humans.

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Syllabification: di·de·ox·y·cyt·i·dine

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