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

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

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Revlimid, scientific name lenalidomide, is an antitumor immunomodulator used to treat blood cancer. Mckenna Moore, Fortune, "Russian Drugmaker Granted License to Produce Celgene Copycat," 11 July 2018 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. Scientific American, "After the Gold Rush," 3 May 2018

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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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)

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immunomodulatory adjective

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