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Biologic response modifiers

intrinsic and exotrinsic substances in the body that enhance the body's response to infection, for example, interferons

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Cytokines

small proteins released by cells that specifically affect cell-to-cell communication; these include colony-stimulating factors, interleukins, and interferons

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Erythropoiesis

production of red blood cells

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Erythropoietin

hormone secreted by the kidneys that stimulates bone marrow production of red blood cells

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Hematopoiesis

formation of blood cells

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immunostimulants

drugs that stimulate immune function to fight infection and disease

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Neutropenia

low neutrophil count

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Pegylation

process of modifying a protein drug by treatment with polyethylene glycol