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Descriptor English: Antiviral Agents
Descriptor Spanish: Antivirales
Descriptor Portuguese: Antivirais
Descriptor French: Antiviraux
Entry term(s): Agent, Antiviral
Agents, Antiviral
Antiviral
Antiviral Agent
Antiviral Drug
Antiviral Drugs
Antivirals
Drug, Antiviral
Drugs, Antiviral
Tree number(s): D27.505.954.122.388
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000998
Scope note: Agents used in the prophylaxis or therapy of VIRUS DISEASES. Some of the ways they may act include preventing viral replication by inhibiting viral DNA polymerase; binding to specific cell-surface receptors and inhibiting viral penetration or uncoating; inhibiting viral protein synthesis; or blocking late stages of virus assembly.
Annotation: for resistance to antiviral agents, DRUG RESISTANCE, VIRAL and DRUG RESISTANCE, MULTIPLE, VIRAL are available
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Related: Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors MeSH
Virus Inactivation MeSH
DeCS ID: 1002
Unique ID: D000998
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Antiviral Agents - Preferred
Concept UI M0001518
Scope note Agents used in the prophylaxis or therapy of VIRUS DISEASES. Some of the ways they may act include preventing viral replication by inhibiting viral DNA polymerase; binding to specific cell-surface receptors and inhibiting viral penetration or uncoating; inhibiting viral protein synthesis; or blocking late stages of virus assembly.
Preferred term Antiviral Agents
Entry term(s) Agent, Antiviral
Agents, Antiviral
Antiviral
Antiviral Agent
Antiviral Drug
Antiviral Drugs
Antivirals
Drug, Antiviral
Drugs, Antiviral



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