Definition of Retrovir in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈretrōˌvir/


Trademark for zidovudine.
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  • Ritonavir may be confused with Retrovir ® which is the brand name of zidovudine, an antiretroviral nucleoside which is also used in the treatment of AIDS.
  • The drugs, Retrovir and Epivir are administered to health care workers within 24 hours of an accidental needle stick.
  • The pharmaceutical company announced it would also reduce the price of Epivir, commonly known at 3TC and Retrovir, also known as AZT, by 45% and 38% respectively.


1980s: abbreviation of retrovirus.

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Syllabification: Ret·ro·vir

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