HyperDic: anti-tnf_compound

English > 1 sense of the expression anti-TNF compound:
NOUNartifactanti-TNF compounda class of drugs that block the action of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)
English > anti-TNF compound: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA class of drugs that block the action of tumor necrosis factor (TNF); used in cases of rheumatoid arthritis because TNF instigates inflammation of the joints.
Narroweretanercept, EnbrelA genetically engineered anti-TNF compound (trade name Enbrel) consisting of receptors that bind TNF
infliximab, RemicadeAn anti-TNF compound (trade name Remicade) consisting of an antibody directed against TNF
leflunomide, AravaAn anti-TNF compound (trade name Arava) that is given orally
BroaderdrugA substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic

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