LAK cell

A white blood cell that is stimulated in a laboratory to kill tumor cells. Also called a lymphokine-activated killer cell.

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  • LAK cell — n LYMPHOKINE ACTIVATED KILLER CELL …   Medical dictionary

  • LAK cell — ˈlak ; ˌel(ˌ)āˈkā noun or LAK ( s) : lymphokine activated killer cell herein * * * Immunol. 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • LAK cell — Immunol. 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. * * * …   Universalium

  • LAK — I. noun see LAK cell II. noun see lymphokine activated killer cell …   Useful english dictionary

  • LAK (disambiguation) — LAK could refer to:* Lymphokine Activated Killer cell * Aklavik/Freddie Carmichael Airport, Northwest Territories, Canada; IATA airport code LAK. * Lakeland (Amtrak station), Florida, United States; Amtrak station code LAK. * Lakenheath railway… …   Wikipedia

  • LAK — Abbreviation for lymphokine activated killer cells. * * * lymphokine activated killer [cells] * * * LAK lak; .el (.)ā kā n LYMPHOKINE ACTIVATED KILLER CELL …   Medical dictionary

  • lymphokine-activated killer cell — ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun : a lymphocyte (as a natural killer cell) that has been turned into a tumor killing cell by being cultured with interleukin 2 called also LAK * * * /lim feuh kuyn ak teuh vay tid/, Immunol. See LAK cell …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lymphokine-activated killer cell — In cell biology, a lymphokine activated killer cell (also known as a LAK cell) is a white blood cell that has been stimulated to kill tumour cells. [cite web | url=http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db alpha.aspx?CdrID=45287 | title=Definition of… …   Wikipedia

  • lymphokine-activated killer cell — A white blood cell that is stimulated in a laboratory to kill tumor cells. Also called an LAK cell …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • lymphokine-activated killer cell — /lim feuh kuyn ak teuh vay tid/, Immunol. See LAK cell. * * * …   Universalium

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