natural killer cell

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natural killer cell

[¦nach·rəl ′kil·ər ‚sel]
(histology)
A large, granular lymphocyte that can lyse a variety of target cells when it is activated by interferon. Abbreviated NK.
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Laboratory Studies AMAS test for cancer was positive for cancer at 156 (Upper normal 130) CD 16/56(Natural Killer Lymphocytes) 6; Normal range 4-25.

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