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adalimumab

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

medical Definition of adalimumab

: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)
Note: 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 MedicineMay 2007

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