methoxy polyethylene glycol epoetin beta

Definition / meaning of methoxy polyethylene glycol epoetin beta

A pegylated form of recombinant human erythropoietin, a glycosylated protein naturally produced in the kidney that stimulates erythrocyte production in the bone marrow. Methoxypolyethylene glycol epoetin beta may reverse anemias induced by cancer therapy.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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