NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,957 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- platelet-derived growth factor
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- A family of molecules released from platelets (tiny pieces of cells that are found in the blood and that help the blood clot). Forms of platelet-derived growth factor help to heal wounds and to repair damage to blood vessel walls. They also help blood vessels grow. Also called PDGF.