HyperDic: tnf

English > 1 sense of the word TNF:
NOUNsubstanceTNF, tumor necrosis factor, tumour necrosis factora proinflammatory cytokine that is produced by white blood cells (monocytes and macrophages)
English > TNF: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA proinflammatory cytokine that is produced by white blood cells (monocytes and macrophages); has an antineoplastic effect but causes inflammation (as in rheumatoid arthritis).
Synonymstumor necrosis factor, tumour necrosis factor
BroadercytokineAny of various protein molecules secreted by cells of the immune system that serve to regulate the immune system

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