an·​a·​kin·​ra ˌa-nə-ˈkin-rə How to pronounce anakinra (audio)
: a drug that blocks the activity of interleukin-1 and is administered as a subcutaneous injection chiefly in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Note: Anakinra is a recombinant form of an endogenous antagonist of interleukin-1 receptor and is marketed under the trademark Kineret.

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“Anakinra.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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