erythropoietin

noun eryth·ro·poi·e·tin \ i-ˌrith-rō-ˈpȯi-ə-tən \
|Updated on: 4 Jul 2018

Definition of erythropoietin

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

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1948

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erythropoietin

noun eryth·ro·poi·e·tin \ -ˈpȯi-ət-ən \

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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