Definition of erythropoiesis in English:

erythropoiesis

Line breaks: erythro|poi¦esis
Pronunciation: /ɪˌrɪθrə(ʊ)pɔɪˈiːsɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Physiology
The production of red blood cells.
More example sentences
  • In renal failure, anemia occurs in part because uremic metabolites decrease the lifespan of circulating red blood cells and reduce erythropoiesis.
  • These hemorrhagic and hemolytic events would result in tissue hypoxia that would, in turn, stimulate erythropoiesis.
  • Iron deficiency in hemodialysis patients is caused by blood loss during the dialysis procedure, increased erythropoiesis, and insufficient absorption of iron from the gastrointestinal tract.

Derivatives

erythropoietic

adjective
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  • A blunted erythropoietic response to physiologic stimuli has been noted in critically ill patients.
  • It is therefore a more accurate indicator of erythropoietic activity.
  • There are currently no recombinant erythropoietic products approved by the FDA for the treatment of anemia in these patients.

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