- growth agents
- growth substances
- Signal molecules that are involved in the control of cell growth and differentiation.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Substances made by the body that function to regulate cell division and cell survival. Some growth factors are also produced in the laboratory and used in biological therapy.
Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
Related discussion in the Handbook
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.