Physiologic mediator of megakaryocyte growth and platelet production; its level appears to be directly determined by the ability of platelets to remove it from circulation.
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A cytokine that serves as a humoral regulator for the production of blood platelets through action on the receptor c-mp1.
Synonym(s): megakaryocyte growth and development factor, megapoietin.
[thrombo- + G. poiētēs, maker, + in]
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