The response of a cell to a chemical that causes the cell to make some kind of change in its movement by speeding it up, slowing it down or changing its direction. The molecules that achieve these results are called chemokines.
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Stimulation of an organism by a chemical. [chemo- + G. kinesis, movement]

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che·mo·ki·ne·sis -kə-'nē-səs, -kī- n, pl -ne·ses -.sēz increased activity of free-moving organisms produced by a chemical agency
che·mo·ki·net·ic -kə-'net-ik, -kī- adj

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che·mo·ki·ne·sis (ke″mo-kĭ-neґsis) [chemo- + -kinesis] increased nondirectional activity of cells due to presence of a chemical substance. Cf. chemotaxis. chemokinetic adj

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