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Reticulocytes MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Reticulocytes
Tree Number(s)
A11.118.290.760
A11.148.790
A11.443.240.665
A15.145.229.334.760
A15.378.316.790
Unique ID
D012156
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012156
Scope Note
Immature ERYTHROCYTES. In humans, these are ERYTHROID CELLS that have just undergone extrusion of their CELL NUCLEUS. They still contain some organelles that gradually decrease in number as the cells mature. RIBOSOMES are last to disappear. Certain staining techniques cause components of the ribosomes to precipitate into characteristic "reticulum" (not the same as the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM), hence the name reticulocytes.
NLM Classification #
WH 150
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Reticulocytes Preferred
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