omalizumab

omalizumab
oma·liz·u·mab (o″mə-lizґə-mab) a recombinant, DNA-derived monoclonal antibody that binds selectively to immunoglobulin E, prevents IgE from binding to mast cells and basophils, and thus decreases allergic reactions; used in treatment of asthma and administered by injection.

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