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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


promegapoietin  listen  (proh-MEH-guh-POY-eh-tin)

  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.