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In the developing embryo, blood cell formation occurs in the liver, but, as the fetus
develops, hematopoiesis shifts to the bone marrow, a dark red, gelatinous tissue
in the central cavities of the bones. In young children, hematopoietic bone ...
In this way neutrophils rapidly advance along a surface. The bone marrow of a
normal adult produces about 100,000,000,000 neutrophils daily (Figure 6). It
takes about one week to form a mature neutrophil from a precursor cell in the
The bone marrow normally is capable of increasing production as much as
sixfold to eightfold through an increased rate of development from the primitive
precursors. Anemia ensues when the normal fine balance between production, ...
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