anti-TNF compound

noun
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
Hypernyms: ↑drug
Hyponyms: ↑etanercept, ↑Enbrel, ↑infliximab, ↑Remicade, ↑leflunomide, ↑Arava

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