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colony-stimulating factor

[′käl·ə·nē ¦stim·yə‚lād·iŋ ‚fak·tər]
(immunology)
A group of lymphocytes that induce the maturation and proliferation of leukocyte, macrophage, and monocyte lines present in bone marrow.
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Keywords: Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, neuroprotection, studies, cerebral palsy
Colony-stimulating factors (CSFs): Cytokines that stimulate the production of blood cells.
Related to this issue is the ultimate impact of colony-stimulating factors in reducing the length of stay and, thus, the costs associated with HDCT-ABMT.