Definitions for "Nelfinavir"
FDA-approved protease inhibitor used to treat HIV infection.
A protease inhibitor that is taken three times or twice daily, with food; approved for children and adults. Most common side effect is diarrhoea. Neonate: An infant at any time during the first four weeks of life. Neoplasm: An abnormal and uncontrolled growth of tissue; a tumour. Nephrolithiasis: Kidney stones. Neuropathy: Damage to the peripheral nerves; usually manifests as pain, tingling, or numbness in the feet or, more rarely, the hands. Drugs or HIV itself may cause neuropathy. Many treatments are used for this condition. Neutropenia: A condition where a person's white blood count is abnormally low, making him/her susceptible to bacterial infections. Neutropenia can be detected with a blood test. Neutrophil: A type of white blood cell important in fighting bacterial and fungal infections.
a protease inhibitor (trade name Viracept) used in treating HIV usually in combination with other drugs