Colony Stimulating Factor. Definition

Medical Definition: Colony Stimulating Factor

Protein, a variety of growth factors, promoting the production and growth and division of blood-producing cells in the bone marrow. Colony stimulating factors are produced naturally in the body. However, additional amounts can be administered as a treatment to reduce or prevent certain side effects of chemotherapy due to lack of blood cells. Among the colony stimulating factors are factors granulocyte colony stimulating (G-CSF), colony stimulating factor and granulocyte macrophage (GM-CSF) and promegapoietina.

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