a cytokine that stimulates proliferation, development, and function of white blood cells called granulocytes.
G-CSF. A colony-stimulating factor that stimulates the production of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell). It is a cytokine that belongs to the family of drugs called hematopoietic (blood-forming) agents. Also called filgrastim.
A naturally occurring hormone that stimulates the growth, production, and function of neutrophils.
A growth factor that promotes the production and development of granulocytes.
A substance (cytokine) that stimulates the growth of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell. G-CSF improves the neutropenia that is a side effect of certain drugs and infections.
Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) is a glycoprotein, growth factor or cytokine produced by a number of different tissues to stimulate the bone marrow to produce granulocytes. It also stimulates the survival, proliferation, differentiation, and function of neutrophil precursors and mature neutrophils.