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interleukin-2

n :  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 esp. in treating certain cancers - abbr. IL-2 .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  in·ter·leu·kin  interleukin-1  interleukin-6  interleukin-3 

 
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