Definition of Tumor Necrosis Factor in English :

Define Tumor Necrosis Factor in English

Tumor Necrosis Factor meaning in English

Meaning of Tumor Necrosis Factor in English

Pronunciation of Tumor Necrosis Factor in English

Tumor Necrosis Factor pronunciation in English

Pronounce Tumor Necrosis Factor in English

Tumor Necrosis Factor

see synonyms of tumor necrosis factor

Noun

1. tnf, tumor necrosis factor, tumour necrosis factor

a proinflammatory cytokine that is produced by white blood cells (monocytes and macrophages); has an antineoplastic effect but causes inflammation (as in rheumatoid arthritis)

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Tumor Necrosis Factor

see synonyms of tumor necrosis factor
a protein produced by macrophages in response to bacterial infection: a form made by genetic engineering is used in the treatment of cancer

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Tumor Necrosis Factor

see synonyms of tumor necrosis factor
n.
Abbr. TNF Any of a family of small transmembrane proteins that can be released as soluble cytokines, are produced especially by monocytes and macrophages, and perform a variety of functions including activating inflammatory processes and causing cell death.

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