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tumor necrosis factor

noun

Medical Definition of TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR

:  a protein that is produced chiefly by monocytes and macrophages in response especially to endotoxins, that mediates inflammation, and that induces the destruction of some tumor cells and the activation of white blood cells—abbreviation TNF

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July 01, 2015
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