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Does a hormone from the pituitary gland cause erythropoietin to be released, and do people with no pituitary glands still have it?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: EPO is made by the

kidneys.
People with no kidneys need exogenous EPO shots. People with no pituitary function should have normal EPO. EPO affects the hemoglobin and hematocrit levels.

In brief: EPO is made by the

kidneys.
People with no kidneys need exogenous EPO shots. People with no pituitary function should have normal EPO. EPO affects the hemoglobin and hematocrit levels.
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