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Meaning of erythropoietin

e•ryth•ro•poi•e•tin

Pronunciation: (i-rith"rō-poi'i-tn, -poi-ēt'n), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a hormone that stimulates production of red blood cells and hemoglobin in the bone marrow, synthesized in response to low levels of oxygen in the tissues.
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