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View in Spanish: Factor estimulante de colonias de granulocitos

Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GRAN-yoo-loh-SITE KAH-luh-nee STIM-yoo-LAY-ting FAK-ter)
A colony-stimulating factor that stimulates the production of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell). It is a cytokine that is a type of hematopoietic (blood-forming) agent. Also called filgrastim and G-CSF.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.