ranibizumab

noun
ran·​i·​biz·​u·​mab | \ ˌra-nə-ˈbi-zü-ˌmab How to pronounce ranibizumab (audio) \

Medical Definition of ranibizumab

: an antiangiogenic drug that is a genetically engineered monoclonal antibody administered by injection into the eye especially to treat age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy

Note: Ranibizumab acts by binding to and inhibiting the activity of vascular endothelial growth factor. It is marketed under the trademark Lucentis.

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“Ranibizumab.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ranibizumab. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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