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Antiviral Agents

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1The drug _____ blocks penetration and uncoating of the _____.
A)vidarabine; herpes virus
B)vidarabine; influenza A virus
C)amantadine; herpes virus
D)amantadine; influenza A virus
E)none of the above is TRUE

2The drug azidothymidine (AZT)
A)prevents the binding of the virus to human cells.
B)inhibits uncoating of the viral nucleic acid.
C)inhibits replication of the viral nucleic acid.
D)blocks the production of capsid proteins.
E)prevents the release of viruses from infected human cells.

3Which of the following statements about antiviral interferons is FALSE?
A)they are produced by infected host cells
B)they are proteins
C)they spread through the blood to target infected cells in other parts of the body
D)they stimulate production of enzymes that inhibit protein synthesis
E)choose this answer if all of the above are TRUE

4Foscarnet, a pyrophosphate analog, is used to treat cytomegalovirus infections.

5Most antiviral agents target extracellular viruses.

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