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interleukin–1

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noun in·ter·leu·kin–1 \-ˈwən\

Definition of interleukin–1

  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



1979

First Known Use of interleukin–1

1979


Medical Dictionary

interleukin–1

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noun in·ter·leu·kin–1 \-ˈwən\

Medical Definition of interleukin–1

  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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