Granulopoiesis (or granulocytopoiesis) is production of granulocytes. A granulocyte is a type of white blood cell that has multilobed nuclei, usually containing three lobes, and has a significant amount of cytoplasmic granules within the cell. This hematopoiesis occurs primarily within bone marrow. Note that granulopoeisis does not generally include in the definition the generation of mast cells, since although they are granulocytes too, their maturation is extramedullar.
The following stages are involved:
- Pluripotential hemopoietic stem cell
- Eosino/neutro/basophilic myelocyte
- Band cell (Stab cell)
- Granulocytes (Eosino/neutro/basophil)
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