peripheral stem cell

An immature cell found circulating in the bloodstream. New blood cells develop from peripheral stem cells.

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  • Hematopoietic stem cell — HSC=Hematopoietic stem cell, Progenitor=Progenitor cell, L blast=Lymphoblast, Lymphocyte, Mo blast=Monoblast, Monocyte, Myeloblast …   Wikipedia

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