Meaning of zalcitabine in English:


Pronunciation /zalˈsɪtəbiːn/


another term for dideoxycytidine
‘The drug is indicated for use in patients unresponsive to or intolerant of zidovudine, zalcitabine, or didanosine.’
  • ‘The combination of zalcitabine and didanosine or stavudine is not recommended because of overlapping toxicities.’
  • ‘These antiretroviral drugs include zidovudine, zalcitabine and fialuridine.’


1990s from zal- (of unknown origin) + -citabine apparently formed by arbitrary alteration of cytidine.