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platelet-derived growth factor


platelet–derived growth factor

noun

Definition of PLATELET-DERIVED GROWTH FACTOR

:  a mitogenic growth factor that is found especially in platelets, consists of two polypeptide chains linked by bonds containing two sulfur atoms each, stimulates cell proliferation (as in connective tissue, smooth muscle, and glia), and plays a role in wound healing—abbreviation PDGF
March 05, 2015
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