Definition of dideoxycytidine in English:


Line breaks: di|de¦oxy|cyti¦dine
Pronunciation: /ˌdʌɪdɪɒksɪˈsʌɪtɪdiːn
(abbreviation: DDC or ddC)


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A drug which inhibits the replication of HIV and is used in the treatment of AIDS, especially in combination with zidovudine. It is a synthetic analogue of a pyrimidine nucleoside.
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    • 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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