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Meaning of vidarabine

vi•dar•a•bine

Pronunciation: (vī-dar'u-bīn"), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. an antiviral substance, CHNO, produced by the bacterium Streptomyces antibioticus and used in immunosuppressed patients for the treatment of serious infections caused by herpesviruses. Also called
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