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Granulocyte Colony-stimulating Factor

Glossary

granulocyte colony-stimulating factor

A colony-stimulating factor that stimulates the production of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell). Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor is a cytokine that is a type of hematopoietic (blood-forming) agent. Also called filgrastim, G-CSF, Neupogen, and Zarxio.

Last updated: 2016-01-06

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)