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tumor necrosis factor
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|Noun||1.||TNF - a proinflammatory cytokine that is produced by white blood cells (monocytes and macrophages); has an antineoplastic effect but causes inflammation (as in rheumatoid arthritis)|
cytokine - any of various protein molecules secreted by cells of the immune system that serve to regulate the immune system
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