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The antibodies also make matters worse by attaching to receptors on the macrophages, which in response spit out transforming growth factor β, an immune messenger that activates collagen-producing fibroblasts, leading to fibrosis of tissues.
But by secreting these inhibitory proteins, the fibroblasts actually induce a repair mechanism that encourages the nerve cells to grow.
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Origin and Etymology of fibroblast
First Known Use: 1876See Words from the same year
medical Definition of fibroblast
fibroblasticplay \ˌfīb-rə-ˈblas-tik, ˌfib-\ adjective
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