Once this is understood it becomes eas not to be too rigid about morphological

Once this is understood it becomes eas not to be too

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“maturation processes” of the cell nucleus and cytoplasm. Once this is understood, it becomes easier not to be too rigid about morphological distinctions between certain cell stages. The blastic precursors usually reside in the hematopoietic organs (bone marrow and lymph nodes). Since, however, a strict blood–bone marrow barrier does not exist (blasts are kept out of the bloodstream essentially only by their limited plasticity, i.e., their inability to cross the diffusion barrier into the bloodstream), it is in principle possible for any cell type to be found in peripheral blood, and when cell production is increased, the statistical frequency with which they cross into the bloodstream will naturally rise as well. Conventionally, cells are sorted left to right from immature to mature, so an increased level of immature cells in the bloodstream causes a “left shift” in the composition of a cell series—although it must be said that only in the precursor stages of granulopoiesis are the cell morphologies sufficiently distinct for this left shift to show up clearly. The distribution of white blood cells outside their places of origin cannot be inferred simply from a drop of capillary blood. This is because the majority of white cells remain out of circulation, “marginated” in the epithelial lining of vessel walls or in extravascular spaces, from where they may be quickly recruited back to the bloodstream. This phenomenon explains why white cell counts can vary rapidly without or before any change has taken place in the rate of their production.
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  • Spring '18
  • Mr. kanor
  • Bone marrow, Cell nucleus, white blood cell

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