epoetin

epo·e·tin (e-poґə-tin) a 165–amino acid glycoprotein produced by recombinant DNA technology. It has the same amino acid sequence and mechanism of action as endogenous erythropoietin and is used in the treatment of anemia of various causes, including chronic renal failure, zidovudine therapy, and cancer chemotherapy and is also used prior to surgery in anemic patients to reduce the need for blood transfusion; administered intravenously or subcutaneously. It occurs in several forms, which have the same amino acid sequence but differ in glycosylation pattern; that used in the United States is epoetin alfa, while epoetin beta is often used in other countries. Called also recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO).

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  • epoetin alfa — Recombinant human erythropoietin, a powerful stimulator of red blood cell synthesis. Often used in patients with anemia and in those undergoing renal transplants and AZT treatment …   Medical dictionary

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