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Immunology. a lymphokine protein, secreted by T cells in response to antigen and , that stimulates the proliferation of T cells.
Pharmacology. a form of this protein produced by genetic engineering and used experimentally in immunotherapy.
Abbreviation: IL-2.

interleukin-2 n.
Abbr. IL-2
A lymphokine that is released by helper T cells in response to an antigen and interleukin-1 and stimulates the proliferation of helper T cells.


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