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Substance Name: Antiviral Agents
ID: D000998000


  • 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.

Classification Code

  • Antiviral Agents
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Antiviral Agents

MeSH Heading

  • Antiviral Agents


  • Antiviral Drugs
  • Antivirals

Registry Number

  • D000998000