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date: 17 September 2019

abatacept n. 

Source:
Concise Medical Dictionary
Author(s):
Elizabeth MartinElizabeth Martin

a *biological therapy that inhibits overactive T-lymphocyte stimulation of the immune response. It is used for the management of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis to treat joint pain and swelling, improve quality of life, and prevent joint damage. It may be self-administered by subcutaneous injection or given by intravenous infusion. Side-effects are rare but may include infection, allergy, and headache. Trade name: ... ...

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