granulocyte colony-stimulating factor

Pronunciation: (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). Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor is a cytokine that is a type of hematopoietic (blood-forming) agent. Also called filgrastim, G-CSF, Neupogen, and Zarxio.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2015-09-21Filgrastim