insulin-like growth factor


insulin–like growth factor

noun

Definition of INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR

:  either of two polypeptides structurally similar to insulin that are secreted either during fetal development or during childhood and that mediate growth hormone activity

First Known Use of INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR

1976

in·su·lin–like growth factor

noun \ˌin(t)-s(ə-)lən-ˌlīk-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INSULIN–LIKE GROWTH FACTOR

: either of two polypeptides structurally similar to insulin that are secreted either during fetal development or during childhood and that mediate growth hormone activity; especially : insulin-like growth factor 1

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