interferon interferon  /ˌɪn tər ˈfɛ rɑn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an antiviral protein produced by cells that have been invaded by a virus; inhibits replication of the virus

Usage(s):

  1. They blame Western-trained doctors who don't understand traditional cures, and who carelessly prescribe or combine it with interferon.
  2. Beta interferon, they found, not only restrained the proliferation of these cells, it also shut down their production of myelin-destroying compounds.
  3. As word of interferon spreads, doctors are bracing for an onslaught of pleas from cancer victims and their families.

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  1. Earlier, referring to the recent threat of avian influenza in Forbes.com, Prof. Montagnier commented: "This is the race we have to win: to sufficiently mobilize the interferon system early enough so it will knock out the virus multiplication before...
    on Oct 23, 2008 By: Luc Montagnier Source: GlobeNewsWire (press release)

  2. "I don't have the fatigue I heard a lot of other people talk about, other than when I was taking interferon for the first year I had MS," Walker said. "Then I got off of that and I didn't feel the fatigue anymore. The regimen I have is, I do...
    on Mar 5, 2008 By: Clay Walker Source: LiveDaily.com

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