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protease inhibitor Syllabification: pro·te·ase in·hib·i·tor

Definition of protease inhibitor in English:


A substance that breaks down protease, thereby inhibiting the replication of certain cells and viruses, including HIV.
Example sentences
  • The low dose ritonavir thus enhances the blood concentration of the second protease inhibitor and thereby decreases the patient's likelihood of developing viral resistance to the second drug.
  • Antithrombin is an important regulator of the coagulation cascade in its function as a serine protease inhibitor, due to inhibition of thrombin and multiple other coagulation proteases.
  • It is a protease inhibitor used to fight the HIV virus that causes AIDS.
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