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noun ada·lim·u·mab \ˌād-ə-ˈlim-yu̇-ˌmab\

Medical Definition of adalimumab

  1. :  an immunosuppressive drug that is a genetically engineered monoclonal antibody administered by subcutaneous injection to treat the symptoms of various autoimmune diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and psoriasis) Adalimumab acts by binding to and blocking the activity of tumor necrosis factor. It is marketed under the trademark Humira. The labeling of adalimumab includes a boxed warning—the strongest type of label warning …—ACP Medicine, May 2007

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