Definitions for "FUSION INHIBITOR"
a drug (e.g., T-20) that inhibits the binding of HIV's envelope to a host cell's receptors.
Anti-HIV drug targeting the point where HIV locks on to an immune cell.
An experimental class of antiretroviral agents that binds to the envelope protein and blocks the structural changes necessary for the virus to fuse with the host CD4 cell . When the virus cannot penetrate the host cell membrane and infect the cell, HIV replication within that host cell is prevented.