certolizumab pegol

noun

cer·​to·​liz·​u·​mab peg·​ol ˌsər-tə-ˈliz-yü-ˌmab-ˈpeg-ˌȯl How to pronounce certolizumab pegol (audio)
: a monoclonal antibody fragment that inhibits the activity of tumor necrosis factor and is administered by subcutaneous injection to treat Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing arthritis

Note: Certolizumab pegol is marketed under the trademark Cimzia.

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“Certolizumab pegol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/certolizumab%20pegol. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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