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933. 

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) planned to implement which drug against COVID-19?

[A]. Sepsivac
[B]. Pesivac
[C]. Cytosivac
[D]. Sepsocyto

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) planned to implement the drug, Sepsivac. Cytokines are produced in response to an infection. Cytokines are essential for host defense against pathogens. There are six types of cytokines called cytokine profiles, acts on various pathogens. One of the significant contributors to death by COVID-19 is heightened immune response, called a cytokine storm. The immune system starts attacking both infected and uninfected cells. The drug modulates the immune system of the body, and the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI)approved the trial, and it will start soon at multiple hospitals.

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