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noun Biochemistry.

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

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Origin of nerve growth factor

First recorded in 1965–70
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nerve growth factor

noun

a polypeptide produced by neurones and their supporting tissues as well as some other tissues that stimulate the growth of neurones
any of various related polypeptides that promote the growth of neurones
Abbreviation: NGF
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Medical definitions for nerve growth factor

nerve growth factor

n.

A protein that stimulates the growth of sympathetic and sensory nerve cells.
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