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immune checkpoint inhibitor

[ ih-myoon chek-point in-hib-i-ter ]

noun

, Immunology, Pharmacology.
  1. a drug that targets and blocks certain proteins produced by T cells and other immune system cells in order to minimize the proteins’ restraints on cell activity, thereby freeing those cells to kill cancer cells more effectively.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of immune checkpoint inhibitor1

First recorded in 1970–75

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