Stem cells and haemopoiesis

C. A. Sieff

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

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Stem cells and haemopoiesis

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Haemopoiesis is the process of the amplification and terminal differentiation of immature precursors of the formed elements of the blood. A complex but ordered process proceeds via stem cells, progenitor cells, and precursor cells to produce mature cells of many lineages—erythrocytes, platelets, basophils, polymorphonuclear leucocytes, monocyte/macrophages, eosinophils, and a variety of types of lymphocyte....

Chapter.  8431 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Haematology

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