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Erythropoietin (EPO) - Facts and Mode of Action: Glossary

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Hypoxia: Decreased concentration of oxygen in the blood.

Angiogenesis: Blood vessel formation. Tumor angiogenesis is the growth of blood vessels from the surrounding tissue to a solid tumor. This is caused by the release of chemicals by the tumor.
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Anemia: A condition in which the number of red blood cells is below normal

Erythropoiesis: The synthesis of red blood cells

Pure red cell aplasia: Bone marrow stops making red blood cells

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