epidermal growth factor

noun

Definition of epidermal growth factor 

: a polypeptide hormone that stimulates cell proliferation

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Both the Icelandic import Bioeffect and dermatologist Ronald Moy’s DNA Renewal line use a human-like epidermal growth factor (EGF) that’s made in bioengineered barley seeds. Jolene Edgar, Allure, "The Truth About Growth Factors in Skin Care and Why They're Controversial," 2 Aug. 2018 Bullock explains that through a microneedling technique, the facial boosts collagen by enabling serums, including an epidermal growth factor (or EGF) serum to seep deeper into the skin. Jillian Ruffo, PEOPLE.com, "We Tried It: The $650 'Penis Facial' That Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett Swear By," 17 May 2018 The crux of the treatment is a fluid containing EGF or epidermal growth factor (FDA-approved), obtained from the progenitor cells of human fibroblasts from Korean newborn baby foreskin. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "I Tried The ‘Penis Facial’," 16 May 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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epidermal growth factor

noun

Medical Definition of epidermal growth factor 

: a polypeptide hormone that stimulates cell proliferation especially of epithelial cells by binding to receptor proteins on the cell surface abbreviation EGF

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