trastuzumab

noun
tras·​tu·​zu·​mab | \ ˌtras-ˈtü-zü-ˌmab How to pronounce trastuzumab (audio) \

Medical Definition of trastuzumab

: 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 15 Oct. 2021.

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