Medical Definition of Haematopoietin

1. Erythropoietin is a Glycoprotein (46 kD) hormone produced by specialised cells in the kidneys that regulates the production of red blood cells in the marrow. These cells are sensitive to low arterial oxygen concentration and will release erythropoietin when oxygen is low. Erythropoietin stimulates the bone marrow to produce more red blood cells (to increase the oxygen caring capacity of the blood). The measurement of this hormone in the bloodstream can indicate bone marrow disorders or kidney disease. Normal levels of erythropoietin are 0 to 19 mU/ml (milliunits per millilitre). Elevated levels can be seen in polycythaemia rubra vera. Lower than normal values are seen in chronic renal failure.Recombinant erythopoeitin is now being used therapeutically in patients. Acronym: EPO (27 Sep 1997)



Haematopoietin Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Haematopoietin Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Haematopoietin

haematophilia
haematophlina
haematophobia
haematoplast
haematoplastic
haematopoetic
haematopoiesis
haematopoietic
haematopoietic cell growth factors
haematopoietic cell phosphatase
haematopoietic gland
haematopoietic stem cell mobilization
haematopoietic stem cell transplantation
haematopoietic stem cells
haematopoietic system
haematopoietin (current term)
haematoporphyria
haematoporphyrin
haematoporphyrin derivative
haematoporphyrin photoradiation
haematoporphyrinaemia
haematoporphyrins
haematoporphyrinuria
haematopsia
haematorrhachis
haematorrhachis interna
haematosac
haematosalpinx
haematoscope
haematoscopes

Other Resources Relating to: Haematopoietin

Search for Haematopoietin on Dictionary.com!Search for Haematopoietin on Thesaurus.com!Search for Haematopoietin on Google!Search for Haematopoietin on Wikipedia!

Search