Megakaryoblast

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Megakaryoblast
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Haematopoiesis
Code TH H2.00.04.3.05002
Anatomical terminology

A megakaryoblast is a precursor cell to a promegakaryocyte, which in turn becomes a megakaryocyte during haematopoiesis. It is the beginning of the thrombocytic series.

It derives from a CFU-Me colony unit of pluripotential hemopoietic stem cells. (Some sources use the term "CFU-Meg" to identify the CFU.[1])

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  1. ^ Ganong, William F.; McPhee, Stephen J.; Lingappa, Vishwanath R. (2005). Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine (Lange). McGraw-Hill Medical. p. 107. ISBN 0-07-144159-X. 

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