interleukin-1


in·ter·leu·kin–1

noun \-ˈwən\

Definition of INTERLEUKIN-1

:  an interleukin produced especially by monocytes and macrophages that regulates immune responses by activating lymphocytes and mediates other biological processes (as the onset of fever) usually associated with infection and inflammation

First Known Use of INTERLEUKIN-1

1979

interleukin–1

noun \-ˈwən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INTERLEUKIN–1

: an interleukin produced especially by monocytes and macrophages that regulates cell-mediated and humoral immune responses by activating lymphocytes and mediates other biological processes (as the onset of fever) usually associated with infection and inflammation—abbreviation IL-1

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