Selected words and phrases
virology - the study of viruses.
Cmin or Ctrough – lowest concentration of a drug just before the next dose.
GGT (gamma glutamyl transferase) - enzyme involved in metabolism that is produced in the bile ducts. Any type of liver disease, heavy drinking, and some medications can increase levels of GGT.
ARV – a drug that works against a retrovirus, eg treatment for HIV. See: antiretroviral.
meningitis – inflammation (-itis) of the meninges (part of fluid that surrounds the brain). Meningitis can be caused by different infections – ie bacterial meningitis (from bacterial infection), viral meningitis (form a virus) etc.