Definitions for "Lymphokines"
Substances released by sensitied lymphocytes when they contact specific antigens. They help to produce cellular immunity by stimulating macrophages and monocytes.
Chemicals secreted by activated lymphocytes.
1. Products of the lymphatic cells that stimulate the production of disease-fighting agents and the activities of other lymphatic cells. Among the lymphokines are gamma interferon and interleukin-2. 2. Non-antibody mediators of immune responses, released by activated lymphocytes.
(limf-o-kines) : See cytokine
Cytokines (Chemical messengers) produced by lymphatic cells.