antiviral drug

Polish translation: lek przeciwwirusowy

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11:01 Apr 20, 2020
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COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-), Medical (general), Journalism
English term or phrase: antiviral drug
Definition from Britannica:
(n.) Any agent that is used in the treatment of an infectious disease caused by a virus. Unlike most antibiotics, antiviral drugs do not destroy their target pathogen; instead they inhibit their development. They should be distinguished from viricides, which are not medication but deactivate or destroy virus particles, either inside or outside the body.

Example sentence(s):
  • One of the most promising antiviral drugs for Ebola got quick NIH approval for testing on COVID-19 patients. OnHealth
  • The antiviral drug, called Favipiravir or Avigan, has been used in Japan to treat influenza, and last month, the drug was approved as an experimental treatment for COVID-19 infections, Pharmaceutical Technology reported. Live Science
  • UVA joins trial to test COVID-19 patients with antiviral drug WSET
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Polish translation:lek przeciwwirusowy
Leki przeciwwirusowe przeciwdziałają rozprzestrzenianiu się infekcji wirusowej.
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lek przeciwwirusowy

Definition from own experience or research:
Leki przeciwwirusowe przeciwdziałają rozprzestrzenianiu się infekcji wirusowej.

Example sentence(s):
  • Dostępne są dwa leki przeciwwirusowe na wirusy grypy. - medycyna praktyczna  
  • Leki przeciwwirusowe oddziałują bezpośrednio na wirusy, doprowadzając do ich zniszczenia. -  
  • Źródło: Puls Medycyny W lutym 2020 r. na łamach pisma „Cell Research” badacze z Chinese Academy of Sciences oraz Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology opublikowali wyniki badań, w których ocenili skuteczność siedmiu leków przeciwwirusowych w leczeniu COVID-19: rybawiryny, pencyklowiru, nitazoksanidu, nafamostatu, chlorochiny, remdesiwiru i favipiraviru. - puls medycyny  
Alicja Jaczewska
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