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

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up platelet-derived growth factor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More