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Glossary: erythropoietin, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

erythropoietin

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

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.

2007-03-16