omalizumab

noun

oma·​liz·​u·​mab ˌō-mə-ˈliz-ə-ˌmab How to pronounce omalizumab (audio)
: an immunosuppressive drug that is a recombinant monoclonal antibody selectively binding to IgE to reduce allergic reactions and that is administered by subcutaneous injection especially in the treatment of asthma and chronic hives

Note: Omalizumab is marketed under the trademark Xolair.

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“Omalizumab.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/omalizumab. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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