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Medical Term:

endothelial relaxing factor

Pronunciation: en'do-the'li-al

Definition: nitric oxide, which functions as a neurotransmitter and is produced by activated macrophages. It is capable of killing tumor cells, parasites, and intracellular bacteria.

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