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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: in'ter-lu'kin

Definition: A cytokine derived from endothelial cells, fibroblasts, keratinocytes, macrophages, and monocytes that causes chemotaxis of neutrophils and T-cell lymphocytes.

Synonym(s): anionic neutrophil-activating peptide, monocyte-derived neutrophil chemotactic factor, neutrophil chemotactant factor, neutrophil-activating factor

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