Definitions for "NRTI"
Nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitor, the family of antiretrovirals which includes AZT, ddI, 3TC, d4T, ddC and abacavir.
A kind of HIV med that blocks HIV from making copies of itself early in the replication process. NRTIs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme that makes it possible for HIV to transfer its genetic material into the CD4 cell's genetic material. NRTIs are similar to NNRTIs, although they work in a slightly different way.
an antiviral drug used against HIV; is incorporated into the DNA of the virus and stops the building process; results in incomplete DNA that cannot create a new virus; often used in combination with other drugs