Nerve-growth-factor



noun, Biochemistry.
1.
a protein that promotes the growth, organization, and maintenance of sympathetic and some sensory nerve cells.
Abbreviation: NGF.
noun
1.
a polypeptide produced by neurones and their supporting tissues as well as some other tissues that stimulate the growth of neurones
2.
any of various related polypeptides that promote the growth of neurones

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

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