Medical Term:

erythropoietin

Pronunciation: ĕ-rith′rō-poy′ĕ-tin

Definition: A protein containing sialic acid that enhances erythropoiesis by stimulating formation of proerythroblasts and release of reticulocytes from bone marrow; it is formed by the kidney and liver, and possibly by other tissues, and can be detected in human plasma and urine.

Synonym(s): erythropoietic hormone2, hematopoietin, hemopoietin

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