interleukin-2

noun in·ter·leu·kin-2 \ ˌin-tər-ˈlü-kən-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 (such as T cells and B cells) and is used experimentally especially in treating certain cancers

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First Known Use of interleukin-2

1979


Medical Dictionary

interleukin-2

noun \ -ˈtü \

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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