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Acyclovir: an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms
Source: WordNet 2.1
Acyclovir: A synthetic purine nucleoside with potent antiviral activity against herpes simplex viruses type 1 and 2, varicella-zoster virus and other viruses. After conversion in vitro to the active metabolite acyclovir triphosphate, acyclovir competitively inhibits viral DNA polymerase, incorporates into and terminates the growing viral DNA chain, and inactivates viral DNA polymerase. The greater antiviral activity of acyclovir against HSV compared to VZV is due to its more efficient phosphorylation by the thymidine kinase of HSV. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database
Acyclovir : 9-(2-hydroxyethoxymethyl) guanine; acts against herpesviruses by inhibiting the viral DNA polymerase.
Count: Acyclovir is listed as a: treatment for 9 conditions; alternative treatment for 0 conditions; preventive treatment for 0 conditions; research treatment for 1 conditions.
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