in•ter•leu•kin 1

Pronunciation: (in'tur-lOO"kin), [key] Immunol.
any of several proteins released from certain cells, esp. macrophages, and having various effects on the activity of other cells, as promoting inflammation or enhancing T-cell proliferation. Abbr.: IL-1

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