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A drug that blocks tumor necrosis factor receptors and is used to treat autoimmune diseases, especially rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.
[eta-, origin unknown + -nercept, tumor necrosis factor receptor suffix (ne(c)r(osis) + (re)cept(or)).]
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|Noun||1.||etanercept - a genetically engineered anti-TNF compound (trade name Enbrel) consisting of receptors that bind TNF; it is injected twice a week in the treatment of 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
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