erythropoietin(redirected from Erythropoietins)
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1. A glycoprotein hormone that stimulates the production of red blood cells by stem cells in bone marrow. Produced mainly by the kidneys, it is released in response to decreased levels of oxygen in body tissue.
2. Epoetin alfa.
[erythropoiet(ic) + -in.]
(Biochemistry) 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 racehorses. Abbreviation: EPO
e•ryth•ro•poi•e•tin(ɪˌrɪθ roʊˈpɔɪ ɪ tn, -pɔɪˈit n)
a hormone that stimulates production of red blood cells and hemoglobin in the bone marrow.
n. eritropoyetina, proteína no dializable que estimula la producción de eritrocitos.