nerve growth factor

noun
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018

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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1958

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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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