rituximab

noun
ri·​tux·​i·​mab | \ ri-ˈtək-si-ˌmab How to pronounce rituximab (audio) \

Medical Definition of rituximab

: a genetically engineered monoclonal antibody that is administered by intravenous injection especially to treat non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia by binding to a receptor found on the surface of B cells and causing their lysis

Note: Rixtuximab is a chimeric monoclonal antibody prepared from humans and mice. It is marketed under the trademark Rituxan.

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“Rituximab.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/rituximab. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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