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Code TH H2.
Anatomical terminology

CFU-Meg is a colony forming unit.

It leads to the production of megakaryocytes.[1][2][3]

Some sources prefer the term "CFU-Mega".[4]

See also


  1. ^ Kimura H, Ohkoshi T, Matsuda S, Uchida T, Kariyone S (1988). "Megakaryocytopoiesis in polycythemia vera: characterization by megakaryocytic progenitors (CFU-Meg) in vitro and quantitation of marrow megakaryocytes". Acta Haematol. 79 (1): 1–6.  
  2. ^ Kimura H, Ishibashi T, Sato T, Matsuda S, Uchida T, Kariyone S (January 1987). "Megakaryocytic colony formation (CFU-Meg) in essential thrombocythemia: quantitative and qualitative abnormalities of bone marrow CFU-Meg". Am. J. Hematol. 24 (1): 23–30.  
  3. ^ Gallicchio VS, Hughes NK, Hulette BC, Noblitt L (December 1991). "Effect of interleukin-1, GM-CSF, erythropoietin, and lithium on the toxicity associated with 3'-azido-3'-deoxythymidine (AZT) in vitro on hematopoietic progenitors (CFU-GM, CFU-MEG, and BFU-E) using murine retrovirus-infected hematopoietic cells". J. Leukoc. Biol. 50 (6): 580–6.  
  4. ^ Cotran, Ramzi S.; Kumar, Vinay; Fausto, Nelson; Nelso Fausto; Robbins, Stanley L.; Abbas, Abul K. (2005). Robbins and Cotran pathologic basis of disease. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Saunders. p. 621.  

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