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e·ryth·ro·poi·e·tin

 (ĭ-rĭth′rō-poi-ē′tĭn)
n.
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.]

erythropoietin

(ɪˌrɪθrəʊpɔɪˈiːtɪn)
n
(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)

n.
a hormone that stimulates production of red blood cells and hemoglobin in the bone marrow.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.erythropoietin - a glycoprotein secreted by the kidneys that stimulates the production of red blood cells
glycoprotein - a conjugated protein having a carbohydrate component
Translations
EpoetinErythropoetinErythropoietinHämatopoetin
eritropoietina

e·ryth·ro·poi·e·tin

[MIM*133170]
n. eritropoyetina, proteína no dializable que estimula la producción de eritrocitos.

erythropoietin

n eritropoyetina
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Another common doping substance is recombinant erythropoietin (EPO), a protein that increases endurance by stimulating production of oxygen-carrying red blood cells.
dose of 20,000 IU/kg body weight of recombinant erythropoietin (Epo, NeoRecormon[R], Boehringer-La Roche, Grenzach, Germany) or equal amounts of normal saline (10 mL/kgbody weight) at the onset of hyperoxia, resulting in four study groups: normoxia + normal saline (21%), normoxia + Epo (21% + Epo), hyperoxia + normal saline (80%), and hyperoxia + Epo (80% + Epo).
Anaemia may improve with the administration of iron supplements, even when the patient is not apparently iron deficient, as the use of recombinant erythropoietin may cause relative iron deficiency.
1 of the Irish Anti-Doping Rules, Mr Fagan tested positive for the presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolite or marker, recombinant erythropoietin, in a sample of his urine collected on behalf of the Irish Sports Council during out of competition testing at Tucson, Arizona on Dec 10, 2011.
There were no serious reactions to Erythropoietin or Iron sucrose Conclusion: It is concluded that recombinant erythropoietin along with iron sucrose safely increased the haemoglobin level in 10 days to the target level thus rendering the patients fit for surgery and, none of the selected patients needed blood transfusion.
Treatment with recombinant erythropoietin (rHuEPO) decreased the transfusion need, and intravenous deferoxamine resulted in a marked decreased in serum ferritin levels and normalization of liver function.
The $10 billion-a-year, worldwide market for chronic anemia drugs is dominated by injectable forms of recombinant erythropoietin, Akebia said.
Recombinant erythropoietin biosimilars will lead this segment with a predicted sales of $6.
Recent academic studies have shown that more frequent maintenance doses of iron improve the therapeutic response and benefits of recombinant erythropoietin treatments.
However, these benefits were demonstrated secondary to recombinant erythropoietin therapy and similar studies have not been conducted with the NESP product.
Epoetin beta is a recombinant erythropoietin beta concentrate that has been marketed since 1990 in some parts of Europe.

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