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Definition of Interleukin-1

Interleukin-1: A protein produced by various cells, including macrophages, interleukin-1 raises body temperature, spurs the production of interferon, and stimulates growth of disease-fighting cells, among other functions. Abbreviated IL-1.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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