-ximab | definition of -ximab by Medical dictionary
-ximab [from the shape of the Gr. letter chi (?) in chimera as if it were a Latin “X” + m(onoclonal) a(nti)b(ody)]
A suffix for chimeric monoclonal antibody. Antibodies made from -ximabs usually elicit a neutralizing antibody response in a patient who receives them. See: -zumab
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Their structure is specified by the abbreviation at the end of their name: '-cept' = fusion of a receptor to the Fc part of human IgG1; '-mab' = monoclonal antibody; '-ximab
' = chimeric monoclonal antibody; and '-umab' = humanised monoclonal antibody.