Some then turned to erythropoietin, a blood-enhancing drug.
They then injected the antibody-erythropoietin combination into the bloodstream of mice.
His level of erythropoietin, the kidney's bone-marrow stimulator, must have been low for months.
Without erythropoietin, patients may become anemic, making them feel weak and exhausted.
erythropoietin is the hormone that acts in the bone marrow to increase the production of red blood cells.
The cysts may cause the kidneys to increase production of erythropoietin, a hormone that stimulates production of red blood cells.
One treatment involves transfusions or injections of erythropoietin, a drug that increases red blood cell production.
British Dictionary definitions for erythropoietin
a hormone, secreted by the kidney in response to low levels of oxygen in the tissues, that increases the rate of erythropoiesis. It has been used as a performance-enhancing drug for athletes and racehorses EPO