promegapoietin

Definition / meaning of promegapoietin

A drug given during chemotherapy to increase blood cell regeneration. Promegapoietin is a colony-stimulating factor that stimulates the production of blood cells, especially platelets. It is a cytokine and belongs to the family of drugs called hematopoietic (blood-forming) agents.

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

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