glatiramer

noun

gla·​tir·​a·​mer glə-ˈtir-ə-mər How to pronounce glatiramer (audio)
variants also glatiramer acetate
: a drug consisting of a mixture of the acetate salts of synthetic peptides that is administered by subcutaneous injection in the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis which is marked by attacks of worsening neurological function alternating with periods of partial or complete remission

Note: Glatiramer is marketed under the trademark Coxpaxone.

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“Glatiramer.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/glatiramer. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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