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Epoetin Beta (Code C26639)

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Preferred Name: Epoetin Beta

Definition: A recombinant therapeutic agent that is chemically identical to or similar to the endogenous cytokine human erythropoietin (EPO). Produced primarily by cells of the peritubular capillary endothelium of the kidney in response to hypoxia, circulating EPO binds to EPO receptors on the surface of committed erythroid progenitors in the bone marrow resulting in their replication and maturation into functional erythrocytes.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A substance that is made in the laboratory and stimulates the bone marrow to make red blood cells. It is a type of antianemic and a type of recombinant human erythropoietin.

Label: Epoetin Beta

NCI Thesaurus Code: C26639 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0376540  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
epoetin beta
Epoetin Beta
Recormon

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 257861
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 257861 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C0376540

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
Accepted_Therapeutic_Use_For Anemia associated with end-stage renal disease
code C26639
Legacy_Concept_Name Epoetin_Beta
Semantic_Type Amino Acid, Peptide, or Protein
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  

URL: https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ConceptReport.jsp?dictionary=NCI_Thesaurus&code=C26639

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