antiviral drug

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11:02 Apr 20, 2020
English to Urdu translations [PRO]
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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5اینٹی وائرل دوا
Samira Khalid


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اینٹی وائرل دوا

Definition from Urdu News:
امریکہ میں سائنسدانوں نے کہا ہے کہ اینٹی وائرل ’ریمدیسیویر‘ نام کی دوا کورونا کے خلاف مؤثر ہے۔

Example sentence(s):
  • اب امریکا کے سائنسدانوں نے اینٹی وائرل دوا ریمڈیسیویر کا بندروں پر کامیاب تجربے کا دعویٰ کرتے ہوئے کہا ہے کہ یہ دوا کورونا کے خلاف مؤثر ہے۔غیر ملکی خبر رساں ادارے کے مطابق سائنسدانوں نے تجربے میں بندروں کے دو گروپوں کو کورونا وائرس سے متاثر کیا بعدازاں انہوں نے ان میں سے صرف ایک بندروں کے گروپ کو اینٹی وائرل دوا ریمڈیسیویر دی۔ - Nawaiwaqt  
  • C Hep سے متاثر زیادہ تر لوگوں کا اینٹی وائرل دوائی کے ذريعے کئی ایک ماہ میں عالج کیاجا سکتا ہے۔ ص -  

Although, there is an Urdu term available for antiviral
ضد وائرس
In my opinion, transliteration of 'antiviral' is more prevalent.
Samira Khalid
Local time: 22:56
Native speaker of: Native in UrduUrdu, Native in PunjabiPunjabi
PRO pts in category: 4
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