erythropoietin love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.
  • n. Epoetin alfa.

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  • n. A glycoprotein hormone that functions as a cytokine for erythrocyte precursors in bone marrow

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  • n. a glycoprotein secreted by the kidneys that stimulates the production of red blood cells

Etymologies

erythropoiet(ic) + -in.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Epogen is an artificial form of a hormone called erythropoietin that stimulates the production of red blood cells.

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  • For example, if a person loses blood, a growth factor called erythropoietin which is produced in the kidneys circulates in the bloodstream and tells the bone marrow to manufacture more blood cells.

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  • The kidneys release a hormone called erythropoietin, commonly known as EPO, which stimulates the production of oxygen-carrying red blood cells.

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  • The meeting, a follow-up to a May 2007 meeting with the agency's Oncology Drugs Advisory Committee, will examine findings related to the drugs known as erythropoietin stimulating agents, or ESAs, which are used to boost red-blood-cell production in cancer patients whose chemotherapy causes anemia.

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  • Aranesp, part of a family of drugs known as erythropoietin-stimulating agents, boosts red-blood-cell production in patients with anemia due to chemotherapy and kidney disease.

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  • It does this via a substance called erythropoietin (EPO), a hormone made by the kidneys when the body needs to make more red blood corpuscles.

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  • More broadly, human genes are used by pharmaceutical firms in the production of insulin for diabetics, human growth hormone, and erythropoietin, which is used to treat anaemia.

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  • In 1977, after nearly 25 years of research, Dr. Goldwasser discovered the hormone secreted by the kidneys known as erythropoietin or

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  • For example, when they left out the protein called erythropoietin, the skin cells generated neutrophils and macrophages, types of white blood cell used by the immune system.

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  • These so-called erythropoietin drugs are among the very first fruits of the biotech revolution, the manufacture of naturally occurring biologic substances to treat disease.

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