gamma interferon


gamma interferon

noun

Definition of GAMMA INTERFERON

:  an interferon that is produced by T cells, regulates the immune response, and in a form produced by recombinant DNA technology is used especially to control infections due to inability of white blood cells to destroy certain bacteria and fungi — compare alpha interferon, beta interferon

First Known Use of GAMMA INTERFERON

1980

gamma interferon

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GAMMA INTERFERON

: an interferon produced by T cells that regulates the immune response (as by the activation of macrophages and natural killer cells) and is used in a form obtained from recombinant DNA in the control of infections associated with chronic granulomatous disease and sometimes in the treatment of other conditions (as basal-cell carcinoma, bowenoid papulosis, leukemia, or rheumatoid arthritis)—called also interferon gamma; compare alpha interferon, beta interferon

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