Hematopoiesis and Anemia Quiz by Dr

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What is the main site of hematopoiesis after birth?

Bone marrow

What becomes the main site of hematopoiesis after the 3rd month of fetal life?

Liver

Where does hematopoiesis begin during embryonic life?

Yolk sac

What is the term for blood cell formation outside the bone marrow under certain conditions?

Extramedulla hematopoiesis

Which hormone regulates erythropoiesis?

Erythropoietin

Study Notes

Hematopoiesis Sites

  • After birth, the main site of hematopoiesis is the bone marrow
  • After the 3rd month of fetal life, the liver becomes the main site of hematopoiesis
  • During embryonic life, hematopoiesis begins in the yolk sac

Hematopoiesis Under Certain Conditions

  • Hematopoiesis can occur outside the bone marrow under certain conditions, known as extramedullary hematopoiesis

Erythropoiesis Regulation

  • Erythropoiesis is regulated by the hormone erythropoietin (EPO)

Test your knowledge of hematopoiesis and anemia with this quiz by Dr. Eyad Atween, M.S.C Clinical pathology. Explore the physiological process of blood cell formation and understand the development of blood islands. Learn about the migration of hematopoietic stem cells and the main site of hematopoiesis.

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