antitumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF)

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antitumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF)

; anti-TNF-α agents; cytokine antibody to TNF-α used to control inflammation and vasculitis, and effect tissue repair in rheumatological diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriasis); indicated for rheumatoid arthritis patients who have not responded to at least two standard disease-modifying antirheumatism drugs, including methotrexate