Remicade

Definitions of Remicade
  1. noun
    an anti-TNF compound (trade name Remicade) consisting of an antibody directed against TNF; it is given intravenously at one-month to three-month intervals; used in treatment of regional enteritis and rheumatoid arthritis
    synonyms: infliximab
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    type of:
    anti-TNF compound
    a 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
  2. noun
    a monoclonal antibody (trade name Remicade) used to treat Crohn's disease and rheumatoid arthritis; administered by infusion; use and dosage must be determined by a physician
    synonyms: infliximab
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    type of:
    monoclonal, monoclonal antibody
    any of a class of antibodies produced in the laboratory by a single clone of cells or a cell line and consisting of identical antibody molecules
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