PI

Primary Meanings of PI

1.
n
someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
2.
n
the scientist in charge of an experiment or research project
3.
n
an antiviral drug used against HIV; interrupts HIV replication by binding and blocking HIV protease; often used in combination with other drugs
Full Definitions of PI
1

n someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information

Synonyms:
operative, private detective, private eye, private investigator, shamus, sherlock
Types:
hotel detective, house detective, house dick
a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store
inquiry agent
a private detective
store detective
a private detective employed by a merchant to stop pilferage
Type of:
detective
an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
2

n the scientist in charge of an experiment or research project

Synonyms:
principal investigator
Type of:
scientist
a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
3

n an antiviral drug used against HIV; interrupts HIV replication by binding and blocking HIV protease; often used in combination with other drugs

Synonyms:
protease inhibitor
Types:
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Crixivan, indinavir
a protease inhibitor (trade name Crixivan) used for treating HIV
Viracept, nelfinavir
a protease inhibitor (trade name Viracept) used in treating HIV usually in combination with other drugs
Norvir, ritonavir
a protease inhibitor (trade name Norvir) used in treating HIV
Invirase, saquinavir
a weak protease inhibitor (trade name Invirase) used in treating HIV
Type of:
antiviral, antiviral agent, antiviral drug
any drug that destroys viruses

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