An antiretroviral drug, C8 H11 N3 O3 S, that is a nucleoside analog and inhibits replication of HIV by inhibiting reverse transcriptase.
An antiviral drug, C8 H11 N3 O3 S, that is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor and is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B and, in combination with other drugs, in the treatment of HIV infection.
Origin of lamivudine
- Probably (methy)l ami(no)– -vudine antiviral suff. (from zidovudine)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition