nerve growth factor

noun

Definition of nerve growth factor 

: a protein that promotes development of the sensory and sympathetic nervous systems and is required for maintenance of sympathetic neurons

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NurOwn involves using stem cells derived from a patient’s own bone marrow to deliver nerve growth factors to nerves damaged by ALS. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Under “right-to-try” law, therapy may go for $300K—with no proof it will work," 22 June 2018 In early trials, NurOwn was effective at boosting those nerve growth factors in cerebral spinal fluid of patients. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Under “right-to-try” law, therapy may go for $300K—with no proof it will work," 22 June 2018

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nerve growth factor

noun

Medical Definition of nerve growth factor 

: a protein that promotes development of the sensory and sympathetic nervous systems and is required for maintenance of sympathetic neurons abbreviation NGF

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