cetuximab

noun
ce·​tux·​i·​mab | \ sə-ˈtək-sə-ˌmab How to pronounce cetuximab (audio) \

Medical Definition of cetuximab

: an antineoplastic drug that is a genetically engineered monoclonal antibody administered intravenously to slow or inhibit tumor growth in the treatment of colorectal cancer and some forms of head and neck cancer

Note: Cetuximab acts by binding to and inhibiting the activity of a cell membrane receptor for epidermal growth factor and transforming growth factor that is overactive in many cancers. It is marketed under the trademark Erbitux.

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“Cetuximab.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cetuximab. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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