granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor


granulocyte–macrophage colony–stimulating factor

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Definition of GRANULOCYTE-MACROPHAGE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR

: a colony-stimulating factor produced by T cells, macrophages, endothelial cells, and fibroblasts that promotes the differentiation of bone marrow stem cells, stimulates the maturation of precursor cells into granulocytes and macrophages, and activates mature macrophages—abbreviation GM-CSF; see sargramostim

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