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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.
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  • thrombocytopoiesis-stimulating factor
  • thrombocytopoietin
  • megakaryocyte colony stimulating factor
  • myeloproliferative leukemia virus oncogene ligand
  • megakaryocyte growth and development factor
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