immunomodulator

noun im·mu·no·mod·u·la·tor \ ˌi-myə-nō-ˈmä-jə-ˌlā-tər , i-ˌmyü-nō- \

Definition of immunomodulator

: a substance that affects the functioning of the immune system

immunomodulatory

play \ˌi-myə-nō-ˈmä-jə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē, i-ˌmyü-nō-\ adjective

Recent Examples of immunomodulator from the Web

  • Four other checkpoint inhibitors have since been approved, and untold dollars and energy have flooded immuno-oncology (IO) subfields, including cancer vaccines, immunomodulators and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies.

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First Known Use of immunomodulator

1975

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Medical Dictionary

immunomodulator

noun im·mu·no·mod·u·la·tor \ -ˈmäj-ə-ˌlāt-ər \

medical Definition of immunomodulator

: a chemical agent (as methotrexate or azathioprine) that modifies the immune response or the functioning of the immune system (as by the stimulation of antibody formation or the inhibition of white blood cell activity)

immunomodulatory

adjective

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