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Synonyms of tumor necrosis factor

Noun


1. tumor necrosis factor, tumour necrosis factor, TNF, cytokine

usage: 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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