epoetin alfa

[ih-poi-i-tn al-fuh]


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

Also called recombinant human erythropoietin.
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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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