thymic hormone


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thymic hormone

Any of the hormones produced by the thymus that may help attract lymphoid stem cells to the thymus and stimulate their development into mature T lymphocytes. They include thymulin, thymopoietin, and thymosin.
See also: hormone
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Either thymic hormones [8], interleukin-2 [9] or other immunomodulants [10, 11] can increase the serum antibody response to influenza viral antigens in elderly subjects, particularly in very old subjects.
Thymic hormones. Baltimore: University Park Press, 1973; 1-18.
Biological properties and clinical use of calf thymus extract TFX-Polfa, in Goldstein A L (ed): Thymic Hormones and Lymphokines, pp.