etanercept

(ee-TA-ner-cept)

A drug that is commonly used to treat arthritis. It is also being studied in the treatment of cancer, and as a treatment for loss of appetite and weight loss in cancer patients. It belongs to the family of drugs called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "etanercept"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "etanercept"

Medicamento que generalmente se usa para tratar la artritis. También está en estudio para el tratamiento de cáncer y como tratamiento de la pérdida del apetito y la pérdida de peso en pacientes con cáncer. Es un tipo de antagonista del factor de necrosis tumoral (FNT).