infliximab

noun

in·​flix·​i·​mab in-ˈflik-si-ˌmab How to pronounce infliximab (audio)
: 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 Jun. 2024.

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