insulin-like growth factor 1

noun
\ -ˈwən \

Medical Definition of insulin-like growth factor 1

: the juvenile form of insulin-like growth factor that is produced chiefly by the liver in response to growth hormone with production declining after puberty abbreviation IGF-1

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“Insulin-like growth factor 1.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/insulin-like%20growth%20factor%201. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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