granulocyte colony-stimulating factor

Definition / meaning of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor

A colony-stimulating factor that stimulates the production of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell). It is a cytokine that is a type of hematopoietic (blood-forming) agent. Also called filgrastim and G-CSF.

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

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