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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Brivudina

A substance that is being studied in the treatment of infections caused by herpesvirus, including herpes-zoster (shingles). It belongs to the family of drugs called antivirals.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.