Adjective "erythropoietin" definition and examples

(Erythropoietin may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɪˌrɪθrə(ʊ)pɔɪˈɛtɪn/

Definitions and examples

noun

A hormone secreted by the kidneys that increases the rate of production of red blood cells in response to falling levels of oxygen in the tissues.
  1. 'However, if symptoms become severe, a blood transfusion or injections of synthetic erythropoietin, a hormone normally produced by the kidneys, may help stimulate red blood cell production and ease fatigue.'
  2. 'As renal function declines, patients are likely to develop anemia because of decreased renal production of erythropoietin.'

More definitions

1. a hormone that stimulates production of red blood cells and hemoglobin in the bone marrow, synthesized in response to low levels of oxygen in the tissues.

More examples(as adjective)

"products can be erythropoietin."

"factories can be erythropoietin."