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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