nerve growth factor

  1. a protein that promotes the growth, organization, and maintenance of sympathetic and some sensory nerve cells. Abbreviation: NGF

Origin of nerve growth factor

First recorded in 1965–70

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British Dictionary definitions for nerve growth factor

nerve growth factor

  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

  • Abbreviation: NGF

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