(= ACV; 2-(hydroxyethoxy) methyl guanine)
Antiviral agent that is an analogue of guanosine and inhibits DNA replication of viruses. Particularly successful against herpes simplex infections.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • acyclovir — [eɪ sʌɪklə(ʊ)ˌvɪə] noun Medicine an antiviral drug used chiefly in the treatment of herpes. Origin 1970s: from acycl(ic) + vir(al DNA) …   English new terms dictionary

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