Saquinavir meaning

sə-kwĭnə-vîr
A protease-inhibiting drug given in the form of its mesylate, used usually in combination with other drugs to suppress the replication of HIV.
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A protease-inhibiting drug given in the form of its mesylate, used usually in combination with other drugs to suppress the replication of HIV.
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(pharmacology) An anti-retroviral drug of the protease inhibitor class that is used in to treat HIV infected patients.
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Origin of saquinavir

  • saquin- (perhaps alteration of (i)soquin(oline)) (iso–) (quinoline) a(nti)vir(al)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition