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A chimeric monoclonal antibody that blocks the action of tumor necrosis factor and is used to treat Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and certain other inflammatory conditions.
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|Noun||1.||infliximab - 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|
|2.||infliximab - 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|
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