Definitions for "Reverse transcriptase inhibitor"
(nucleoside, non-nucleoside) a class of antiretroviral drugs that slows replication of HIV by inhibiting an enzyme called reverse transcriptase. RT converts viral RNA into human DNA, then fuses itself to an immune cell.
a drug that blocks retroviral replication by interfering with the reverse transcriptase enzyme. RTI include nucleoside analogs (AZT, ddC, ddI, d4T, 3TC, abacavir) and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nevirapine, delavirdine, efavirenz).
an antiviral drug that inhibits the action of reverse transcriptase in retroviruses such as HIV