protease inhibitorprotease inhibitor
any of a class of synthetic, antiviral drugs that limit or block the production of protease enzymes, which are essential in the reproductive cycle of the AIDS virus
- Any of various drugs that inhibit the action of HIV protease, an enzyme necessary for replication of the HIV virus, and are used in the treatment of HIV infection.
- Any of various substances that inhibit the action of a protease.
(plural protease inhibitors)