antithymocyte globulin


an·​ti·​thy·​mo·​cyte globulin -ˈthī-mə-ˌsīt- How to pronounce antithymocyte globulin (audio)
variants also anti-thymocyte globulin
: a mixture of usually IgG antibodies against human T cells that is derived from purified animal blood serum (as from a horse or rabbit) and is administered by intravenous injection especially to suppress immune system function (as to prevent rejection in kidney transplant)
The immunosuppressive induction protocol included intravenous antithymocyte globulinJean-Michel Dubernard, The New England Journal of Medicine

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“Antithymocyte globulin.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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