interleukin-1

noun in·ter·leu·kin-1 \ ˌin-tər-ˈlü-kən-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 (such as the onset of fever) usually associated with infection and inflammation

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1979

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interleukin-1

noun \ -ˈwən \

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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