granulocyte colony-stimulating factor

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granulocyte colony-stimulating factor

n. Abbr. G-CSF
1. A cytokine secreted by a variety of cell types that stimulates progenitor cells in the bone marrow to produce granulocytes, especially neutrophils.
2. A recombinant form of this cytokine, such as the drug filgrastim.
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