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acyclovir

acyclovir (acycloguanosine) A drug used to treat cold sores, shingles, genital blisters, or other lesions caused by herpesvirus infection. It is an analogue of the base guanine and acts by interfering with DNA replication of the virus.

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acyclovir

acyclovir n. see aciclovir.

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