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n :  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) - abbr. IL-6 .
Similar sounding terms:  in·ter·leu·kin  interleukin-1  interleukin-3  interleukin-2 

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