adalimumab

noun
ada·​lim·​u·​mab | \ ˌād-ə-ˈlim-yu̇-ˌmab How to pronounce adalimumab (audio) \

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 Medicine, May 2007

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