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A double-stranded polyribonucleotide comprising polyadenylic and polyuridylic acids and believed to be a stimulant of the immune system through induction of interferon.

Pharmacological action: antiviral agents, interferon inducers.

Chemical name: 5'-Adenylic acid, homopolymer, complex with 5'-uridylic acid homopolymer (1:1)

(12 Dec 1998)