erythropoietin


eryth·ro·poi·e·tin

noun \-ˈpi-ə-tən\

Definition of ERYTHROPOIETIN

:  a glycoprotein hormone formed especially in the kidney and stimulating red blood cell formation

First Known Use of ERYTHROPOIETIN

1948

eryth·ro·poi·e·tin

noun \-ˈpi-ət-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ERYTHROPOIETIN

: a hormonal substance that is formed especially in the kidney and stimulates red blood cell formation—abbreviation EPO; see epogen

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