trastuzumab

noun

tras·​tu·​zu·​mab ˌtras-ˈtü-zü-ˌmab How to pronounce trastuzumab (audio)
: 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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“Trastuzumab.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/trastuzumab. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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