Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.


AZT: abbreviation of: Azidothymidine (AIDS drug therapy)

Descriptions of AZT

AZT: A synthetic dideoxynucleoside. After intracellular phosphorylation to its active metabolite, zidovudine inhibits DNA polymerase, resulting in the inhibition of DNA replication and cell death. This agent also decreases levels of available pyrimidines. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Medical dictionaries

More Acronymn Topics

  • DIB
  • DIC
  • DIDO
  • DIF
  • DII
  • DIP
  • DIRT
  • DIS

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise