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thrombopoietin

[throm-boh-poi-i-tn, ‐poi-et-n] /ˌθrɒm boʊˈpɔɪ ɪ tn, ‐pɔɪˈɛt n/
noun
1.
a hormone that induces bone marrow cells to form blood platelets.
Origin
1990-1995
1990-95; < Greek thrómbo(s) clot + poiēt(ḗs) maker; see -in2
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  • The protein, thrombopoietin, stimulates the production of particles known as platelets that help blood clotting.
  • Adding thrombopoietin may help enhance stem cell production.

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