Medical Definition of Dideoxynucleosides

1. Nucleosides that have two hydroxy groups removed from the sugar moiety. The majority of these compounds have broad-spectrum antiretroviral activity due to their action as antimetabolites. The nucleosides are phosphorylated intracellularly to their 5'-triphosphates and act as chain-terminating inhibitors of viral reverse transcription. Pharmacological action: antimetabolites, antiviral agents, reverse transcriptase inhibitors. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dideoxynucleosides

didelphic
didelphid
didelphids
didelphine
didelphous
didelphyc
didemnaketal
didemnaketals
didendron
dideoxy
dideoxy procedure
dideoxy sequencing
dideoxyadenosine
dideoxycytidine
dideoxyinosine
dideoxynucleosides (current term)
dideoxynucleotide
dideoxynucleotides
dideoxyribonucleoside
dideoxyribonucleosides
dideoxysugar
dideoxysugars
dideoxythymidine
didesmethyldoxylamine
didgeridoo
didgeridooer
didgeridooist
didgeridooists
didgeridoos
didicoi

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