transforming growth factor

noun

Medical Definition of transforming growth factor

: any of a group of polypeptides that are secreted by a variety of cells (as monocytes, T cells, or blood platelets) and have diverse effects (as inducing angiogenesis, stimulating fibroblast proliferation, or inhibiting T cell proliferation) on the division and activity of cells abbreviation TGF

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“Transforming growth factor.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/transforming%20growth%20factor. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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