epidermal growth factor


epidermal growth factor

noun

Definition of EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR

:  a polypeptide hormone that stimulates cell proliferation

First Known Use of EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR

1966

epidermal growth factor

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR

: a polypeptide hormone that stimulates cell proliferation especially of epithelial cells by binding to receptor proteins on the cell surface—abbreviation EGF

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