American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several regulatory proteins, such as the interleukins and lymphokines, that are released by cells of the immune system and act as intercellular mediators in the generation of an immune response.
- n. biochemistry, immunology Any of various small regulatory proteins that regulate the cells of the immune system.
- n. any of various protein molecules secreted by cells of the immune system that serve to regulate the immune system
- cyto- + Greek kīnein, to move; see kinin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Swine and avian flus kill healthy people by invoking an overly aggressive immune response called a cytokine storm.”
“Certain viral infections cause the body's immune system to lose control and attack itself, a phenomenon known as a cytokine storm.”
“Do patients have an unusually robust immune response to the virus -- the so-called cytokine storm?”
“Young people, because they produce so many antibodies, be a terrible thing called a cytokine storm, where they start to pour a lot of fluid into their lungs.”
“In what is known as a cytokine storm, the body quite literally destroys itself.”
“Initially known as cytokine synthesis inhibitor factor or CSIF, interleukin-10 (IL-10) is a potent immunomodulator of hematopoietic cells, particularly immune cells.”
“A cytokine is a small protein released by cells that affects the interactions and communications between cells and the behavior of cells.”
“Scientists fused a toxic substance known as a cytokine with a compound called peptide that guides it to cancer cells to avoid damaging healthy ones.”
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