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thrombopoietin

Pronunciation: throm'bo-poy'e-tin

Definition: A cytokine that serves as a humoral regulator for the production of blood platelets through action on the receptor c-mp1.

Synonym(s): megakaryocyte growth and development factor, megapoietin

[thrombo- + G. poietes, maker, + in]

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