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thrombopoietin

Definition:
A humoral factor that stimulates the production of thrombocytes (blood platelets). Thrombopoietin stimulates the proliferation of bone marrow megakaryocytes and their release of blood platelets. The process is called thrombopoiesis.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Full
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • thrombocytopoiesis-stimulating factor
  • thrombocytopoietin
  • megakaryocyte colony stimulating factor
  • myeloproliferative leukemia virus oncogene ligand
  • megakaryocyte growth and development factor
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/216221
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