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Medical Term:

granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor


a glycoprotein secreted by macrophages or bone stromal cells that functions as a growth factor for myeloid progenitor cells such as granulocytes, macrophages, and eosinophils.

See Also: colony-stimulating factors

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