EGF

Definition / meaning of EGF

A protein made by many cells in the body and by some types of tumors. It causes cells to grow and differentiate (become more specialized). It is a type of growth factor and a type of cytokine. Also called epidermal growth factor.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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