burst forming unit-erythrocyte cell
Definition: a population of bone marrow–residing progenitor cells derived from CFU-S cells, responsible for the formation of erythrocytes; they require low concentrations of erythropoietin to undergo a “burst” of mitotic activity to form a very large number of CFU-Es.
See Also: colony forming unit-erythrocyte cell
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