IFN alpha-2B

Definition / meaning of IFN alpha-2B

A drug used to treat some infections caused by viruses and several types of cancer. These include hairy cell leukemia, melanoma, and follicular lymphoma. It is a form of interferon alfa (a substance normally made by cells of the immune system) that is made in the laboratory. It is a type of biological response modifier. Also called interferon alfa-2b, Intron A, and recombinant interferon alfa-2b.

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