im·​mu·​no·​mod·​u·​la·​tor | \ ˌi-myə-nō-ˈmä-jə-ˌlā-tər How to pronounce immunomodulator (audio) , i-ˌmyü-nō- \

Definition of immunomodulator

: a substance that affects the functioning of the immune system

Other Words from immunomodulator

immunomodulatory \ ˌi-​myə-​nō-​ˈmä-​jə-​lə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce immunomodulator (audio) , i-​ˌmyü-​nō-​ \ adjective

Examples of immunomodulator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Supplies of the immunomodulator drug tocilizumab, which is given to patients to treat the immune-system storm that can devastate the lungs and other organs, are in short supply. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 4 May 2021 Convalescent plasma and immunomodulators like tocilizumab have been given to patients with COVID-19 in clinical trials, but remdesivir is the only treatment that has been shown to have even a potential effect on the disease. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 27 May 2020 Revlimid, scientific name lenalidomide, is an antitumor immunomodulator used to treat blood cancer. Mckenna Moore, Fortune, 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, 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of immunomodulator

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for immunomodulator

immuno- + modulator

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“Immunomodulator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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im·​mu·​no·​mod·​u·​la·​tor | \ -ˈmäj-ə-ˌlāt-ər How to pronounce immunomodulator (audio) \

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)

Other Words from immunomodulator

immunomodulatory adjective


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