lymphokine definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different substances circulated by T cells that have been triggered by antigens. They work in the resistant response through a number of actions, including exciting producing nonsensitized lymphocytes and activating macrophages.
    • any one of a team of cytokines from lymphocytes
    • a cytokine released by helper T cells in reaction to stimulation by antigens and that acts on other cells of defense mechanisms (as by activating macrophages)

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