insulin–like growth factor

noun

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

First Known Use of insulin–like growth factor

1976


Medical Dictionary

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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