Definition of protease inhibitor in English:

protease inhibitor

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

noun

  • A substance that breaks down protease, thereby inhibiting the replication of certain cells and viruses, including HIV.
    More 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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