epidermal growth factor

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epidermal growth factor

[‚ep·ə¦dərm·əl ′grōth ‚fak·tər]
(physiology)
A polypeptide produced in animals that stimulates and sustains the replication of epidermal cells (of ectodermal or endodermal origin); its human equivalent is urogastrone.
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14The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is the cell surface receptor for members of the epidermal growth factor family (EGF family) of extracellular protein ligands.

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