infliximab

noun
in·​flix·​i·​mab | \ in-ˈflik-si-ˌmab How to pronounce infliximab (audio) \

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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“Infliximab.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/infliximab. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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