interleukin–2

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noun in·ter·leu·kin–2 \ˌin-tər-ˈlü-kən-ˈtü\

Definition of interleukin–2

  1. :  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

1979

First Known Use of interleukin–2

1979


Medical Dictionary

interleukin–2

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noun in·ter·leu·kin–2 \-ˈtü\

Medical Definition of interleukin–2

  1. :  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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