The term hematopoiesis describes the process of blood cell development, from the pluripotent hematopoietic stem cell in the bone marrow, through differentiation, to mature blood cells

Leukocytes in
Peripheral Blood

Leukocytes, or white blood cells, are a crucial part of the immune system as they provide a defense from infectious diseases and foreign materials

Erythrocytes in
Peripheral Blood

Erythrocytes, or red blood cells, transport oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body and carbon dioxide in the opposite direction

Other findings in
Peripheral Blood

The presence of atypical leukocytes and erythrocytes in peripheral blood can be observed in a large number of clinical situations

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