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IL-1

Immunology.
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interleukin 1

[in-ter-loo-kin]
noun Immunology.
any of several proteins released from certain cells, especially macrophages, and having various effects on the activity of other cells, as promoting inflammation or enhancing T-cell proliferation. Abbreviation: IL-1

Origin:
1979; inter- + leuk(ocyte) + -in2; so called because such proteins act as agents of communication between different populations of leukocytes

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IL-1 abbr.
interleukin-1

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IL-1
interleukin-1
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