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Any of various cytokines that are released by activated lymphocytes and regulate many aspects of the immune response.
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(Pathology) immunol a protein, released by lymphocytes, that affects other cells involved in the immune response
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any of a group of lymphocyte products that perform various disease-fighting functions, as destroying infected cells.
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|Noun||1.||lymphokine - a cytokine secreted by helper T cells in response to stimulation by antigens and that acts on other cells of the immune system (as by activating macrophages)|
cytokine - any of various protein molecules secreted by cells of the immune system that serve to regulate the immune system
interleukin - any of several lymphokines that promote macrophages and killer T cells and B cells and other components of the immune system
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