NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Nplate
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A drug used to treat thrombocytopenia (low platelet levels) in patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) that did not get better with other treatment. ITP is a condition in which platelets are destroyed by the immune system. Nplate binds to the thrombopoietin receptor, which causes the bone marrow to make more platelets. It is a type of thrombopoietin receptor agonist. Also called AMG 531 and romiplostim.