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Chemical substances that attract or repel cells. The concept denotes especially those factors released as a result of tissue injury, microbial invasion, or immunologic activity, that attract leukocytes; macrophages; or other cells to the site of infection or insult.
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  • cytotaxins
  • chemotaxins
  • chemotactic factors
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