A substance that improves the body's natural response to infection and disease. It is being studied as a topical agent (something used on the surface of the body) for the prevention of some types of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called biological response modifiers.

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... IMIQUIMOD (Aldara™) cream is used to treat skin conditions including external genital or anal warts. Because imiquimod does not kill the virus (HPV virus) that causes genital or anal warts, new warts may appear during or after treatment. This drug is also effective at treating other skin conditions such as actinic keratosis and superficial basal cell cancers. Generic imiquimod skin cream is not yet available. ...
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Imiquimod Systematic (IUPAC) name 1-isobutyl-1H-imidazo[4,5-c]qui ...
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