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View in Spanish: Promegapoyetina

Promegapoietin (proh-MEH-guh-POY-eh-tin)
A drug given during chemotherapy to increase blood cell regeneration. Promegapoietin is a colony-stimulating factor that stimulates the production of blood cells, especially platelets. It is a cytokine and belongs to the family of drugs called hematopoietic (blood-forming) agents.

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