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interferon beta

noun

Definition of interferon beta



1981

First Known Use of interferon beta

1981


Medical Dictionary

interferon beta

noun

Medical Definition of interferon beta

  1. :  beta interferon <Derived from genetically modified hamster cells, the drug is identical to the human body's own interferon beta, which acts to suppress wayward immune responses.—Scientific American, January 1999>




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