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insulin–like growth factor

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noun in·su·lin–like growth factor \ˌin(t)-s(ə-)lən-ˌlīk-\

Medical Definition of insulin–like growth factor

  1. :  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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