Biological response modifier. A protein or other compound that stimulates immune defense against disease.
Biological response modifier. Treatment to stimulate or restore the ability of the immune system to fight infections and other diseases. Also used to lessen certain side effects that may be caused by cancer treatment. Also called immunotherapy, biotherapy, or biological therapy.
Biological response modifier. A substance that boosts, directs, or restores the body's normal immune (defense) system. An example is interferon. BRM's are produced naturally in the body and can also be manufactured in the laboratory.