Definitions of r metHuG CSF

  1.   A hematopoietic growth factor which promotes proliferation and maturation of neutrophil granulocytes Clinically it is effective in decreasing the incidence of febrile neutropenia in patients with non myeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive therapy or in reducing the duration of neutropenia and neutropenia related clinical sequelae in patients with non myeloid malignancies undergoing myeloblastive chemotherapy followed by BMT It has also been used in AIDS patients with CMV retinitis being treated with GANCICLOVIR Gelman CR Rumack BH Hess AJ eds DRUGDEX R System MICROMEDEX Inc Englewood Colorado Edition expires 11 30 95