thrombopoietin [also called TPO]


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(throm-bo-po-EET-in)

A growth factor that gets bone marrow to start making more platelets and other types of blood cells. It may be used to increase low blood counts during or after chemotherapy.

Read about blood cell counts.

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Audio contributed by: Marisa Weiss, M.D.

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