thrombopoietin

noun
throm·​bo·​poi·​e·​tin | \ -ˈpȯi-ət-ən How to pronounce thrombopoietin (audio) \

Medical Definition of thrombopoietin

: a hormone that regulates blood platelet production by promoting the proliferation and maturation of megakaryocyte progenitor cells and the development of megakaryocytes into blood platelets

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“Thrombopoietin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thrombopoietin. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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