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interleukin-3

Pronunciation: in'ter-lu'kin

Definition: A cytokine derived from activated CD4+ lymphocytes, fibroblasts, and endothelial cells that increases production of monocytes. It acts in hematopoiesis by controlling production and differentiation of granulocytes.

Synonym(s): multicolony-stimulating factor

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