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nerve growth factor

nerve growth factor

noun

Definition of NERVE GROWTH FACTOR

:  a protein that promotes development of the sensory and sympathetic nervous systems and is required for maintenance of sympathetic neurons

First Known Use of NERVE GROWTH FACTOR

1958

nerve growth factor

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NERVE GROWTH FACTOR

:  a protein that promotes development of the sensory and sympathetic nervous systems and is required for maintenance of sympathetic neurons—abbreviation NGF

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