osteoclast-activating factor

n.

A lymphokine that stimulates bone resorption and inhibits bone collagen synthesis.

Nearby words

  1. osteochondromatosis,
  2. osteochondrosarcoma,
  3. osteochondrosis,
  4. osteoclasis,
  5. osteoclast,
  6. osteoclastoma,
  7. osteocope,
  8. osteocranium,
  9. osteocystoma,
  10. osteocyte


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