Definitions for "Interferon"
a group of proteins with a carbohydrate component, which is produced by different cell types in response to an exposure of a virus, bacterium, or parasite, that prevents replication (of the virus, bacterium, or parasite) in newly infected cells.
protein molecules produced by cells when they are infected with viruses to stimulate an enzyme that counters the infection; three classes are made in the body: ,, -interferons; interferons are used to treat hepatitis B, hepatitis C, genital warts and hairy-cell leukemia and in nasal sprays for rhinovirus infections.
A protein produced by the cells in response to viral infection that prevents viral reproduction and is capable of protecting uninfected cells from viral infection. There are different types of interferon, designated alpha, beta, and gamma.
InterLeukin InterNuclear Ophthalmoplegia
(Alfa ) – This is another drug sometimes used in the treatment of hemangiomas when steroids have been ineffective. There may be side effects associated with this treatment. Therefore, it is usually reserved for steroid-resistant or more serious hemangiomas.
Drug used in treatment of melanoma, myeloma, and chronic myeloid leukaemia.
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A systemic therapy that has been shown to be very effective in treating CTCL. (Intron® and Roferon are name brands of interferon.) read more...