platelet-derived growth factor(redirected from Platelet derived growth fator)
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platelet-derived growth factor[¦plāt·lət də‚rīvd ′grōth ‚fak·tər]
(cell and molecular biology)
A glycolytic protein released by platelets and other cells that stimulates growth of cells of mesenchymal origin, for example, bone cartilage, vascular tissue, and connective tissue.