erythropoietin erythropoietin  /ɛ ˌrɪθ rə ˈpɔ ɪ tɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a glycoprotein secreted by the kidneys that stimulates the production of red blood cells

Usage(s):

  1. In 1989 the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of recombinant human erythropoietin under the name Epoetin alfa.
  2. A normal person's urine contains erythropoietin, but in amounts too small to be extracted for combatting anemia.

News

  1. Cycling-Jalabert gives up TV job following doping allegations

    PARIS, June 25 (Reuters) - Former Tour of Spain champion Laurent Jalabert has temporarily given up his consultancy job with French television and radio on the Tour de France following a report that he used banned substance erythropoietin in 1998, his employers said on Tuesday. "Laurent Jalabert wants to suspend his commentator activities until light is shed on the accusations he's facing ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. France's Jalabert 'surprised' by doping allegations

    PARIS (Reuters) - Former Vuelta champion Laurent Jalabert expressed surprise on Monday at a French newspaper report which said he used the banned drug erythropoietin in 1998. "It's a surprise. Obviously I rode in the 1990s," Jalabert told French radio RTL, a station he is a pundit for. "As I said during my hearing at the Senate, I always trusted my three teams. "I'm taking a blow. I don't know ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Cycling-France's Jalabert 'surprised' by doping allegations

    PARIS, June 24 (Reuters) - Former Vuelta champion Laurent Jalabert expressed surprise on Monday at a French newspaper report which said he used the banned drug erythropoietin in 1998. "It's a surprise. Obviously I rode in the 1990s," Jalabert told French radio RTL, a station he is a pundit for. "As I said during my hearing at the Senate, I always trusted my three teams. "I'm taking a blow. I don ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

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Quotes

  1. "We are going to re-test all the blood samples from Beijing," said Rogge. "About 980 blood samples will be tested for erythropoietin [Cera], the new EPO test, but also insulin. So we are starting this re-testing, it will last a couple of...
    on Nov 24, 2008 By: Jacques Rogge Source: BBC Sport

  2. "Doping started to interest me in 2000, I heard about erythropoietin (EPO) through the media and heard it was widespread," Sinkewitz told German daily the Sueddeutsche Zeitung. "I got information from several people including the trainer of...
    on Nov 24, 2007 By: Patrik Sinkewitz Source: AFP

  3. "First it was cortisone then erythropoietin which became wide spread in training. When its testing was started out of competition I was introduced to blood doping," Jaksche, winner of Tour Mediterranean and Paris-Nice race in 2004, said.
    on Oct 29, 2007 By: Jörg Jaksche Source: Daily Nation (registration)

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