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interferonin‧ter‧fer‧on /ˌɪntəˈfɪərɒn $ ˌɪntərˈfɪrɑːn/ noun [uncountable]  HBMa chemical substance that is produced by your body to fight against viruses that cause disease
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interferonWe report on patients with chronic viral hepatitis who died of hepatic decompensation during or shortly after interferon alfa treatment.Tumour necrosis factor, interferon alfa, and interleukin 2 have already been expressed and secreted in high concentrations within certain tumours.For the time being however, interferon remains very much an experimental drug whose full clinical value has yet to be determined.Trials of interferon in viral disease have certainly met with some success.All but one patient exhibited the response while on interferon therapy.Now, it seems, interferon is less than perfect.Usually interferon is given in a single continuous course.
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