saquinavir

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English[edit]

Chemical structure of saquinavir
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Etymology[edit]

From sa- (probably alteration of (prote)as(e)) +‎ quin(oline) +‎ -a- +‎ -vir (antiviral).

Noun[edit]

saquinavir (uncountable)

  1. (pharmacology) An antiretroviral drug C38H50N6O5 of the protease inhibitor class that is used in the form of its methylated sulfonic salt especially in combination with other antiretroviral agents to treat HIV infected patients.

Derived terms[edit]

  • -navir (HIV protease inhibitor)

References[edit]

  • saquinavir”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.