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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mod·i·fi·er

(mod'i-fī'ĕr),
That which alters or limits.
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modifier

Managed care
A term for (modifying) supplemental information provided with Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes. CPT modifiers are 2 digits; HCPCS modifiers are 2 letters.

Physiology
See Biologic response modifier.
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mod·i·fi·er

(mod'i-fī'ĕr)
That which alters or limits.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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