Definitions for "Interleukin-1"
a chemical in the body involved in the immune system that may cause sleepiness. (p. 104 encycl.)
A type of cytokine, or protein, involved in regulating the immune system.
cytokine that is released early in an immune system response by monocytes and macrophages. It stimulates T cell proliferation and protein synthesis. Another effect of IL-1 is that it causes fever.
a compound produced by the body in response to infection, inflammation, or other immunologic challenges.