interleukin-2


in·ter·leu·kin–2

noun \-ˈtü\

Definition of INTERLEUKIN-2

:  an interleukin produced by antigen-stimulated helper T cells in the presence of interleukin-1 that induces proliferation of immune cells (as T cells and B cells) and is used experimentally especially in treating certain cancers

First Known Use of INTERLEUKIN-2

1979

interleukin–2

noun \-ˈtü\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INTERLEUKIN–2

: an interleukin produced by antigen-stimulated helper T cells in the presence of interleukin-1 that induces proliferation of immune cells (as T cells and B cells) and has been used experimentally especially in treating certain cancers—abbreviation IL-2

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