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Biology 25.3

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acyclovir
used against herpes simplex and chicken pox
antiviral drug
drugs that interfere with viral nucleic acid synthesis
attenuated
viruses that have been genetically altered so that they are incapable of causing disease under normal cicumstances
azidothymidine
AZT, inhibits reverse transcriptase of retroviruses, such as HIV
inactivated
viruses that do not replicate in a host system
protease inhibitor
class of drugs that interfere with the synthesis of viral capsids during viral replications