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interleukin-3

interleukin-3 in Medicine

interleukin-3 n.
Abbr. IL-3
A lymphokine, released by helper T cells in response to an antigen or mitogen, that stimulates the growth of blood stem cells and lymphoid cells such as macrophages and mast cells.

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