Definition of Erythropoiesis

1. Noun. The process of producing red blood cells by the stem cells in the bone marrow.

Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Derivative terms: Erythropoietic



Definition of Erythropoiesis

1. Noun. The production of red blood cells in bone marrow. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Erythropoiesis

1. [n -POIESES]

Medical Definition of Erythropoiesis

1. Process of production of erythrocytes in the marrow in adult mammals. A pluripotent stem cell (CFU) produces, by a series of divisions, committed stem cells (BFU Es) that give rise to CFU Es, cells that will divide only a few more times to produce mature erythrocytes. Each stem cell product can give rise to 2exp11 mature red cells. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Erythropoiesis

erythrons
erythropenia
erythrophagia
erythrophagocytosis
erythrophil
erythrophilic
erythrophleine
erythrophobia
erythrophore
erythrophore reaction
erythrophyllin
erythroplakia
erythroplasia
erythropoeisis
erythropoieses
erythropoiesis (current term)
erythropoietic
erythropoietic hormone
erythropoietic porphyria
erythropoietic protoporphyria
erythropoietin
erythropoietins
erythroprosopalgia
erythropsia
erythropyknosis
erythrorrhexis
erythrose
erythrose 4-phosphate dehydrogenase
erythroses
erythrosiderite

Literary usage of Erythropoiesis

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"MALARIA: ALTERED erythropoiesis numbers of splenic nucleated cells were elevated 2-fold on Day 7 and rose to approximately 4-fold on Days 14 and 21, ..."

2. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"The hypophysis of the human fetus by certain microscopic methods presents a picture similar to that of erythropoiesis in the fetal liver and pancreas, ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"In the former case, a new formation of red corpuscles cannot account for the increase, and there are no signs in the blood of accelerated erythropoiesis, ..."

4. The Biology of the Blood-cells with a Glossary of Hæmatological Terms: For by Oskar Cameron Gruner (1914)
"GENERAL outline of the process—Charts showing the details of erythropoiesis (a) in the embryo, (b) after birth—Characters of the lymphoid erythroblast, ..."

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