epoetin alfa

[ ih-poi-i-tn al-fuh ]
/ ɪˈpɔɪ ɪ tn ˈæl fə /


a synthetic form of human erythropoietin, used to treat anemia.

Nearby words

  1. epo,
  2. epoch,
  3. epoch-making,
  4. epochal,
  5. epode,
  6. eponychia,
  7. eponychium,
  8. eponym,
  9. eponymous,
  10. eponymy

Also called recombinant human erythropoietin.

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Science definitions for epoetin alfa

epoetin alfa

[ ĭ-pōĭ-tĭn ălfə ]

A synthetic preparation of human erythropoietin, manufactured using recombinant DNA technology, and used to treat some forms of anemia.
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