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pro·tease inhibitor

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  1. protease inhibitor, PInoun

    an antiviral drug used against HIV; interrupts HIV replication by binding and blocking HIV protease; often used in combination with other drugs


  1. protease inhibitornoun

    A class of drugs used to treat or prevent infection by viruses such as HIV and hepatitis C.


  1. Protease inhibitor

    Protease inhibitors are a class of antiviral drugs that are widely used to treat HIV/AIDS and hepatitis caused by hepatitis C virus. Protease inhibitors prevent viral replication by selectively binding to viral proteases and blocking proteolytic cleavage of protein precursors that are necessary for the production of infectious viral particles. Protease inhibitors have been developed or are presently undergoing testing for treating various viruses: ⁕HIV/AIDS: antiretroviral protease inhibitors ⁕Hepatitis C: boceprevir, telaprevir Given the specificity of the target of these drugs there is the risk, as in antibiotics, of the development of drug-resistant mutated viruses. To reduce this risk it is common to use several different drugs together that are each aimed at different targets.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of protease inhibitor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of protease inhibitor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  • proteaasin estäjä, proteaasi-inhibiittoriFinnish

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