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neurotrophins

Pronunciation: nu'ro-tro'finz

Definition: Growth factors of the nervous system, such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor, nerve growth factor, and glia-derived neurotrophic factor.

[neuro- + G. trophe, nourishment, + -in]

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