interleukin-6

noun
\-ˈsiks \

Medical Definition of interleukin-6 

: an interleukin that is produced by various cells (as macrophages, fibroblasts, T cells, and tumor cells) and that acts as a pyrogen, induces maturation of B cells and growth of myeloma cells, activates and induces proliferation of T cells, and stimulates synthesis of plasma proteins (as fibrinogen) abbreviation IL-6

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