- biological response modifier (BRM) therapy
- biologic therapy
- Treatment of disease by the administration of substances which produce a biological reaction in the organism. It includes the use of sera, antitoxins, vaccines, cells, tissues, and organs. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Treatment to stimulate or restore the ability of the immune system to fight infection and disease. Also used to lessen side effects that may be caused by some cancer treatments. Also known as immunotherapy, biotherapy, or biological response modifier (BRM) therapy.
Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
Related discussion in the Handbook
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.