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Related to leucopoiesis: leukopoiesis


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.
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(ˌluːkəʊpɔɪˈiːsɪs) or


(Biochemistry) physiol formation of leucocytes in the body. Also called: leucocytopoiesis
leucopoietic, leukopoietic adj
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[24] The presence of toxic granules indicates the production of unusual PMNs during infection and stress-induced leucopoiesis. They are never seen in healthy babies.
Moreover, the levels of WBC which serve as scavengers that destroy microorganisms at infection sites [45] were also not changed suggesting that the extract was also not toxic to the immune system and did not affect leucopoiesis. Collectively, all the results suggest that the acute ingestion of the extract of novel species of Paenibacillus strain 139SI did not alter the haematological parameters of our SD rats.
Leukopenia may also occur in patients with IDA (3), though the exact mechanism is unclear; alteration in the activity of iron-dependent enzymes in leucopoiesis may be the cause.