biomodulator


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modifier

 [mod´ĭ-fi-er]
1. an agent or method that causes something else to change.
biologic response modifier (BRM) (biological response modifier) a method or agent, such as a cytokine, monoclonal antibody, or vaccine, that alters host-tumor interaction. This is usually accomplished by amplifying the antitumor mechanisms of the immune system, but it also may be effected by mechanisms that affect host or tumor cell characteristics, either directly or indirectly. Called also biomodulator.
problem modifier on level three of the problem classification scheme of the omaha system, either of the two sets of terms used in conjunction with client problems, allowing the nurse to identify ownership of the problem and its degree of severity in relation to client interest, risk factors, and signs or symptoms.

biomodulator

/bio·mod·u·la·tor/ (-mod´u-la″ter) biologic reponse modifier.
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In 2004, Texas-based Jerry Tennant, MD, developed an easier-to-use, more effective version of the Russian invention, powered by two AA batteries, called the Tennant Biomodulator.
CoFactor (ANX-510) is a folate-based biomodulator drug developed to enhance the activity and reduce associated toxicity of the widely used cancer chemotherapeutic 5-FU.
The Company's lead compound, CoFactor is a biomodulator of 5-fluororacil (5-FU), a widely used cancer chemotherapy.
CoFactor is ADVENTRX's biomodulator designed to enhance the activity of the widely used cancer drug 5-fluorouracil (5-FU).
CoFactor is the Company's biomodulator designed to enhance the activity of the widely used cancer drug 5-fluorouracil (5-FU).