Synonyms and Antonyms for tumor-necrosis-factor

1. tumor necrosis factor (n.)

a proinflammatory cytokine that is produced by white blood cells (monocytes and macrophages); has an antineoplastic effect but causes inflammation (as in rheumatoid arthritis)

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2. necrosis (n.)

the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

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3. factor (n.)

anything that contributes causally to a result

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5. factor (n.)

one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer

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6. factor (v.)

resolve into factors

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8. factor (n.)

an independent variable in statistics

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9. factor (v.)

consider as relevant when making a decision

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