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Introduction: Ribavirin

Description of Ribavirin

Ribavirin: an inhaled antiviral agent (trade name Virazole) that may be used to treat serious virus infections.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Ribavirin: A synthetic nucleoside analogue of ribofuranosyl with antiviral activity. Ribavirin incorporates into viral nucleic acid, inhibits viral ribonucleic acid (RNA) synthesis, induces viral genome mutations, and inhibits normal viral replication. Ribavirin shows activity against a variety of RNA viruses, especially hepatitis C virus. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Ribavirin: 1-beta-D-ribofuranosyl-1,2,4-triazole-3-carboxamide; antiretroviral agent with potential efficacy against AIDS.
Source: CRISP

Ribavirin: A nucleoside antimetabolite antiviral agent that blocks nucleic acid synthesis and is used against both RNA and DNA viruses.
Source: MeSH 2007

Ribavirin: Related Topics

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Drug name confusion

Because many drug names share similar spellings or sound almost identical when spoken, it is possible to mistake the name of a particular medication. Other drugs that are sometimes confused with Ribavirin include:

Terms associated with Ribavirin:

Terms Similar to Ribavirin:

Source: Diseases Database

  • Virazole

Source - WordNet 2.1

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Ribavirin

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Ribavirin

The following list attempts to classify Ribavirin into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • antiviral,antiviral agent,antiviral drug
  • medicament,medication,medicinal drug,medicine
  • drug
  • agent
  • causal agency,causal agent,cause
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

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