MEANING OF ZANAMIVIR

MEANING OF ZANAMIVIR

zanamivir n. an antiviral drug that acts by inhibiting the action of neuraminidase in viruses. This enzyme destroys the receptor sites on the surface of the host cells. Zanamivir is used for the treatment and prevention of influenza A and B. To be effective, the drug must be taken within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms (for treatment) or within 36 hours of exposure (for prevention). Administered by inhalation, it is liable to cause tightening of the bronchial tubes and this may be dangerous in people with asthma. Trade name: Relenza.

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About Genomic Medicine UK

Genomic Medicine UK is the home of comprehensive genomic testing in London. Our consultant medical doctors work tirelessly to provide the highest standards of medical laboratory testing for personalised medical treatments, genomic risk assessments for common diseases and genomic risk assessment for cancers at an affordable cost for everybody. We use state-of-the-art modern technologies of next-generation sequencing and DNA chip microarray to provide all of our patients and partner doctors with a reliable, evidence-based, thorough and valuable medical service.

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