idoxuridine
A pyrimidine analogue that produces both antiviral and anticancer effects by interference with DNA synthesis; used locally in the eye for the treatment of keratitis from herpes simplex or vaccinia.

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idox·uri·dine .ī-.däks-'yu̇r-ə-.dēn n a white crystalline drug C9H11IN2O5 that is an analog of pyrimidine and is used to treat keratitis caused by the herpesviruses producing herpes simplex abbr. IDU called also iododeoxyuridine, IUDR

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n.
an iodine-containing anti-viral drug that inhibits the growth of viruses and is used to treat herpes infections. It is administered topically and may cause irritation and stinging on application. Trade name: Herpid.

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idox·ur·i·dine (IDU) (i-doks-ūrґĭ-dēn) [USP] an analog of pyrimidine which inhibits viral DNA synthesis; used as an antiviral agent in the treatment of herpes simplex keratitis, applied topically to the conjunctiva.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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