Medical Definition of Granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor

1. A glycoprotein of 25 kD containing internal disulfide bonds. It induces the survival, proliferation, and differentiation of neutrophilic granulocyte precursor cells and functionally activates mature blood neutrophils. Among the family of colony-stimulating factors, G-CSF is the most potent inducer of terminal differentiation to granulocytes and macrophages of leukaemic myeloid cell lines. A protein that stimulates the growth and maturation of granulocytes. It is used to promote the recovery of the white cells following chemotherapy. See: colony-stimulating factor. Acronym: G-CSF (12 Dec 1998)



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granulators
granule
granule cell
granule cell of connective tissue
granule cells
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granuliferous
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granulite
granulites
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granuloblast
granuloblastosis
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granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor (current term)
granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor
granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factors
granulocytes
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granulocytic leukaemia
granulocytic leukemia
granulocytic sarcoma
granulocytic series
granulocytin
granulocytopenia
granulocytopoiesis
granulocytopoietic
granulocytosis
granuloma

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