Medical Dictionary

interleukin–1

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noun \-ˈwən\

Medical Definition of interleukin–1

  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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