LAK cell

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LAK cell

(lăk)
n.
A white blood cell produced by cultivation of peripheral lymphocytes with interleukin-2 and used to identify and destroy cancer cells.

LAK cell

Abbreviation for lymphokine-activated killer cell. These natural killer cells, obtained from the patient's blood, have been activated in culture with interleukin-2.LAK cells; the cells can then be used to treat patients with solid malignant tumors.
See also: cell