nerve growth factor

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nerve growth factor

n. Abbr. NGF
A protein that stimulates the growth of sympathetic and sensory nerve cells.

nerve growth factor

n
1. (Physiology) a polypeptide produced by neurones and their supporting tissues as well as some other tissues that stimulate the growth of neurones
2. (Physiology) any of various related polypeptides that promote the growth of neurones
Abbreviation: NGF

nerve′ growth` fac`tor



n.
a protein that promotes the growth, organization, and maintenance of sympathetic and some sensory nerve cells. Abbr.: NGF
[1965–70]
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Noun1.nerve growth factor - a protein that is involved in the growth of peripheral nerve cells
growth factor - a protein that is involved in cell differentiation and growth