Blast cells

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Blast cells

Blood cells in early stage of cellular development.


1. an immature stage in cellular development before appearance of the definitive characteristics of the cell; used also as a word termination, as in ameloblast, etc.
2. the wave of air pressure produced by the detonation of high-explosive bombs or shells or by other explosions; it causes pulmonary damage and hemorrhage (lung blast, blast chest), laceration of other thoracic and abdominal viscera, ruptured eardrums, and effects in the central nervous system.

blast cells
the precursor cells of bone marrow. See also myeloblast, monoblast, erythroblast, megakaryoblast.
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However, some of the blast cells express both lymphoid and myeloid lineage-specific antigens, so lineage assignment in this minority of cases is not possible.
N= Number of Patient PBS=peripheral blood smear HPF= High Power Field %= percentage Table 2: The frequency of three phases of CML based on age, sex, spleenic size and number of blast cells in peripheral blood and bone marrow smears N=83 Phases of CML Chronic Phase Accelerated Myeloid Blast Phases Crisis Frequency 62 (74.
PCH anomaly is characterized by the presence of large cytoplasmic eosinophilic granules in leukemic blast cells, promyelocytes, and myelocytes.
The new location's six 42-pallet blast cells will operate at -58F, and a 21-door dock will be temperature-controlled.
31) According to the Animal Leukemia Study Group of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, CML is classified by a bone marrow sample with blast cells totaling less than 30% of all nucleated cells and few to no circulating blast cells.
Since there will be some cell yield even if the cell count is zero, important diagnostic information can be obtained especially in leukemic patients when blast cells may be present.
Aleukemic leukemia cutis (ALC) is defined as the infiltration of the skin by blast cells before their appearance in the peripheral blood and bone marrow.
The treatment produces terminal differentiation of leukaemic blast cells.
9 million cubic feet of refrigerated space, the installation of 7 blast cells, material handling equipment, and storage racks and pallets.
On day 16 of induction therapy, bone marrow examination yielded persistence of blast cells.
In AML, which hits 6,400 people in the United States each year, blast cells -- produced in the bone marrow -- don't mature as they should into granulocytes, a type of infection-fighting white blood cell.