Definition of beta interferon
First Known Use of beta interferon
Medical Definition of beta interferon
: an interferon that is produced especially by fibroblasts, possesses antiviral activity, and is used in a form obtained from recombinant DNA especially in the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis marked by recurrent attacks of worsening neurological function alternating with periods of partial or complete remission—called also ◆Recombinant forms of beta interferon are marketed under the trademarks Avonex and Betaseron. —compare alpha interferon, gamma interferon
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