Eculizumab. Definition

Medical Definition: Eculizumab

Monoclonal antibody used to prevent the destruction of red blood cells in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a disorder of red blood cells. Monoclonal antibodies are made in the laboratory and can locate substances in the body and join them. The eculizumab blocks a blood protein that causes the breakdown of red blood cells. Also called Soliris.

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