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colony-stimulating factors

 

Definition: a group of glycoprotein growth factors regulating differentiation of myeloid cells. These substances act in either paracrine or autocrine fashion on marrow cells; appear to act synergistically in complex and poorly understood ways; each seems to have the ability to exert action on several lines of progenitor cells, and to influence end cell function.

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