platelet-derived growth factor


: a mitogenic growth factor that is found especially in platelets, consists of two polypeptide chains linked by bonds containing two sulfur atoms each, stimulates cell proliferation (as in connective tissue, smooth muscle, and glia), and plays a role in wound healing
abbreviation PDGF

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“Platelet-derived growth factor.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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