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Medical Term:

epoetin alfa

Pronunciation: e-po'e-tin al'fa

Definition: Recombinant human erythropoietin, a powerful stimulator of red blood cell synthesis. Often used in patients with anemia and in those undergoing transplants or cancer chemotherapy.

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