denosumab

noun

den·​o·​su·​mab ˌden-ˈō-sə-ˌmab How to pronounce denosumab (audio)
: a monoclonal antibody that inhibits the formation and activity of osteoclasts to reduce bone resorption and increase bone mass and that is administered by subcutaneous injection chiefly to treat osteoporosis and reduce bone loss associated with some cancer treatments

Note: Denosumab is marketed under the trademarks Prolia and Xgeva.

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“Denosumab.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/denosumab. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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