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View in Spanish: Eritropoyetina

Erythropoietin (eh-RITH-roh-POY-eh-tin)
A substance that is naturally produced by the kidneys, and that stimulates the bone marrow to make red blood cells. When erythropoietin is made in the laboratory, it is called epoetin alfa or epoetin beta.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.