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beta interferon

beta interferon

noun

Definition of BETA INTERFERON

:  an interferon produced especially by fibroblasts that is used in a form obtained from recombinant DNA especially in the treatment of multiple sclerosis marked by recurrent attacks alternating with periods of remission — compare alpha interferon, gamma interferon

First Known Use of BETA INTERFERON

1980

beta interferon

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

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 multiple sclerosis marked by recurrent attacks alternating with periods of remission—compare alpha interferon, gamma interferon

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