Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor(NRTI)

What is Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor(NRTI)?

Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor(NRTI) meaning Synonym(s): Nucleoside Analogue Reverse Transcriptase InhibitorAntiretroviral (ARV) HIV drug class. Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) block reverse transcriptase (an HIV enzyme). HIV uses reverse transcriptase to convert its RNA into DNA (reverse transcription). Blocking reverse transcriptase and reverse transcription prevents HIV from replicating. Related Term(s): Drug Class, Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor, Reverse Transcriptase, Reverse Transcription

 

reference: AIDSinfo – Glossary

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