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|+||(1) Rituximab /ri·tux·i·mab/ (ri-tuk´si-mab) a monoclonal antibody that binds the antigen CD20; used as an antineoplastic in the treatment of CD20-positive, [[B cell]] [[non-Hodgkins lymphoma]].|
|+||(2) rituximab (rih-TUK-sih-mab) A monoclonal [[antibody]] used to treat certain types of B-cell non-Hodgkin [[lymphoma]]. Monoclonal antibodies are made in the laboratory and can locate and bind to substances in the body, including [[cancer]] [[cell]]s. Rituximab binds to the [[protein]] called CD20, which is found on B-cells. Also called Rituxan. |