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Descriptor English: Reticulocytes
Descriptor Spanish: Reticulocitos
Descriptor Portuguese: Reticulócitos
Descriptor French: Réticulocytes
Entry term(s): Reticulocyte
Tree number(s): A11.118.290.760
A11.148.790
A11.443.240.665
A15.145.229.334.760
A15.378.316.790
RDF Unique Identifier: https://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.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS ID: 12574
Unique ID: D012156
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Reticulocytes - Preferred
Concept UI M0018934
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.
Preferred term Reticulocytes
Entry term(s) Reticulocyte



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