Synonyms and Antonyms for alpha-interferon

1. alpha-interferon (n.)

a form of interferon that is produced endogenously and commercially for its pharmacological effects (including regulation of the immune system and antiviral and antineoplastic effects)

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2. alpha (n.)

the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet

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3. interferon (n.)

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

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4. alpha (adj.)

early testing stage of a software or hardware product

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5. alpha (n.)

the beginning of a series or sequence

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6. alpha (adj.)

first in order of importance

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7. beta-interferon (n.)

a form of interferon that is produced by fibroblasts and have antiviral effects; used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis

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8. gamma-interferon (n.)

a form of interferon that is produced by T cells and macrophages; involved in the activation of phagocytes

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9. alpha-adrenergic blocking agent (n.)

any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder

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10. alpha-lipoprotein (n.)

a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis

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