interferon beta

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More research is needed and the interferon beta protein will need safety clearance through trials before it can be used to treat patients. Puja Bhattacharjee, CNN, "Cancer drugs grown in chicken eggs may lower their cost," 17 Oct. 2017

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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interferon beta

noun

Medical Definition of interferon beta 

: 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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