Medical Definition of Macrophage activation

1. The process of altering the morphology and functional activity of macrophages so that they become avidly phagocytic. It is initiated by lymphokines, such as the macrophage activation factor (maf) and the macrophage migration-inhibitory factor (mmif), immune complexes, c3b, and various peptides, polysaccharides, and immunologic adjuvants. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macrophage Activation

macronychia
macroorganism
macroorganisms
macroparameters
macroparasite
macroparasites
macroparticle
macroparticles
macropathology
macropetalous
macrophage
macrophage-1 antigen
macrophage-activating factor
macrophage activation (current term)
macrophage colony-stimulating factor
macrophage inflammatory protein
macrophage inhibition factor
macrophage migration-inhibitory factors
macrophage migration inhibition test
macrophages
macrophagic
macrophagocyte
macrophanerophyte
macrophanerophytes
macrophase
macrophenomena

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