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imiglucerase

noun im·i·glu·ce·rase \ ˌim-ə-ˈglü-sə-ˌrās \

medical Definition of imiglucerase

:modified human glucocerebrosidase produced by recombinant DNA technology and administered by injection for enzyme replacement therapy in the treatment of Gaucher's disease
  • Imiglucerase has now been given to more than 5000 patients worldwide and clearly reverses many of the manifestations of Gaucher disease, particularly those affecting the bone marrow and viscera.
  • —Timothy M. CoxBiologics: Targets & Therapies2010
Note: Imiglucerase is marketed under the trademark Cerezyme.

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