infliximab

noun
in·flix·i·mab | \ in-ˈflik-si-ˌmab \

Medical Definition of infliximab 

: an immunosuppressive drug administered by intravenous injection especially to treat the symptoms of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and rheumatoid arthritis

Note: Infliximab is a chimeric monoclonal antibody prepared from humans and mice that acts by binding to and blocking the activity of tumor necrosis factor. It is marketed under the trademark Remicade.

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