erythropoietin

Pronunciation:(eh-RITH-roh-POY-eh-tin)

Definition: A substance that is naturally produced by the kidneys, and that stimulates the bone marrow to make red blood cells. When erythropoietin is made in the laboratory, it is called epoetin alfa or epoetin beta.Cancer.govPatient

eritropoyetinaSustancia fabricada naturalmente por los riñones y que estimula la médula ósea para que produzca glóbulos rojos. Cuando la eritropoyetina se produce en un laboratorio, se llama epoetina alfa o epoetina beta.Cancer.govPatient Date last modified: 2007-03-16