inhibitor inhibitor  /ɪn ˈhɪ bə tər/


  • (n) a substance that retards or stops an activity


  1. COX-2 inhibitors may fight cancer--or cause stroke.
  2. COX-2 inhibitors may fight cancer--or cause stroke.
  3. Entry inhibitors, for example, include at least three families of potential drugs designed to block key steps in HIV's entry into a cell.


  1. Gilead Announces U.S. FDA Priority Review Designation for Sofosbuvir for the Treatment of Hepatitis C

    Gilead Sciences, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review to the company’s New Drug Application for sofosbuvir, a once-daily oral nucleotide analogue inhibitor for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Clinical sequencing technology identifies new targets in diverse cancers

    Novel abnormalities in the FGFR gene were identified in a spectrum of cancers, and preliminary results with cancer cells harboring FGFR fusions suggested that some patients with these cancers may benefit from treatment with FGFR inhibitor drugs.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Science Daily


  1. "We believe boceprevir has the potential to be a first-in-class and best-in-class protease inhibitor for treating chronic hepatitis C," said Thomas P. Koestler , Ph.D., executive vice president and president, Schering-Plough Research Institute....
    on Jan 27, 2009 By: Arthur Koestler Source: SYS-CON Media

  2. "XL147 is the leading class I selective PI3K inhibitor and has significant clinical and commercial potential in a variety of cancer indications," said Michael M. Morrissey, Ph.D., president of research and development at Exelixis. "The...
    on Jun 7, 2010 By: Morrissey Source: MarketWatch (press release)

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