erythropoietin


erythropoietin

noun

  1. Biochemistry. a hormone that stimulates production of red blood cells and hemoglobin in the bone marrow, released in response to low levels of oxygen in the tissues.
  2. a synthetic form of this hormone, used as a performance-enhancing drug.

noun

  1. a hormone, secreted by the kidney in response to low levels of oxygen in the tissues, that increases the rate of erythropoiesis. It has been used as a performance-enhancing drug for athletes and racehorsesAbbreviation: EPO

n.

  1. A glycoprotein hormone that stimulates the production of red blood cells by bone marrow.
  2. Epoetin alfa.

  1. A glycoprotein hormone, secreted mostly by the kidneys in adults and the liver in children, that stimulates stem cells in the bone marrow to produce red blood cells.

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