Medical Definition of NK cells

1. Large granular lymphocytes which do not express markers of either T or B-cell lineage. These cells do possess Fc receptors for IgG and can kill target cells using antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity. NK cells can also use perforin to kill cells in the absence of antibody. Killing may occur without previous sensitization. Synonym: NK cells. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of NK Cells

NIRPS
NIS
NIST
NIV
NJ
NJQSAC
NJRF
NK
NKAO
NKAU
NKDA
NKR
NKSF
NKVD
NK cell
NK cells (current term)
NL
NLA
NLCS
NLD
NLDS
NLEC
NLETS
NLL
NLM
NLN
NLP
NLQ
NLQs
NLRB

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