bevacizumab

noun
bev·​a·​ciz·​u·​mab | \ ˌbe-və-ˈsi-zu̇-ˌmab How to pronounce bevacizumab (audio) \

Medical Definition of bevacizumab

: an anticancer drug that is a genetically engineered monoclonal antibody administered intravenously to slow or inhibit tumor growth especially in some metastatic forms of cancer (such as colorectal cancer)

Note: Bevacizumab acts by binding to and inhibiting the activity of vascular endothelial growth factor, a protein that promotes the growth of new blood vessels which supply a spreading tumor. It is marketed under the trademark Avastin.

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“Bevacizumab.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bevacizumab. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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