Medical Dictionary

trastuzumab

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noun tras·tu·zu·mab \ˌtras-ˈtü-zü-ˌmab\

Medical Definition of trastuzumab

  1. :  a genetically engineered monoclonal antibody that is administered by injection to slow or inhibit tumor growth in some advanced breast cancers by blocking a cell membrane receptor which receives signals promoting cancer cell growth—see herceptin


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