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also leu·co·poi·e·sis  (lo͞o′kō-poi-ē′sĭs)
The production of white blood cells.

leu′ko·poi·et′ic (-ĕt′ĭk) adj.


or leu•co•poi•e•sis

(ˌlu koʊ pɔɪˈi sɪs)

the formation and development of white blood cells.
leu`ko•poi•et′ic (-ˈɛt ɪk) adj.
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Objective: To determine the role of ghrelin in stimulating leukopoiesis of myelosuppressed rats by stimulating growth hormone release.
Experimental implants do not exert inhibitory action on both erythropoiesis and leukopoiesis, since fluctuations in such indicators as the total number of erythrocytes, hemoglobin, and total leukocytes were minor and consistent with the staging of osteoreparative process.
This increase might be attributed to the toxic action of lead on leukopoiesis in lymphoid organs.
3] Thus in response to hypoxia and inhibitory factors for both erythropoiesis and leukopoiesis produced during hypertensive disorders of pregnancy can lead to changes in haemoglobin level and leukocyte counts.