erythropoiesis

[ih-rith-roh-poi-ee-sis]
noun
the production of red blood cells.

Origin:
1915–20; erythro(cyte) + -poiesis

erythropoietic [ih-rith-roh-poi-et-ik] , adjective
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erythropoiesis (ɪˌrɪθrəʊpɔɪˈiːsɪs)
 
n
physiol the formation of red blood cells
 
[C19: from erythro- + Greek poiēsis a making, from poiein to make]
 
erythropoi'etic
 
adj

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erythropoiesis e·ryth·ro·poi·e·sis (ĭ-rĭth'rō-poi-ē'sĭs)
n.
The formation or production of red blood cells.


e·ryth'ro·poi·et'ic (-ět'ĭk) adj.
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Patients should discuss the risks and benefits of erythropoiesis-stimulating drugs with their oncologists.
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