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Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor (NRTI) Audio


Synonym(s): Nucleoside Analogue Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor

Antiretroviral (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.

See Related Term(s): Drug Class, Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor, Reverse Transcriptase, Reverse Transcription

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