LAK cell


noun Immunology.

lymphokine-activated killer cell: one of a number of white blood cells removed from a patient's whole blood and cultured with interleukin-2: used experimentally for reinfusion into the body to shrink malignant tumors.

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Medical definitions for LAK cell

LAK cell
[ lăk ]

n.

A white blood cell produced by cultivation of lymphocytes with interleukin-2 and used experimentally to shrink malignant tumors.
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