Basic biology

basic biology of blood cells

Cells are the structure of life. All living things on earth are made up of one or many trillions of cells whose chemical reactions are important for life. These chemical reactions must take place at the right speed and at the right time in order to maintain a normal metabolism in living organisms. Cells are programmed to reproduce at certain intervals and to live for specific periods of time. Normally, cells are formed, mature, carry out their function, die, and are replaced with new cells.

CML often exists for years with only moderately elevated numbers of leukemic cells and few symptoms. At some point, however, white cells reproduce uncontrollably, do not mature and die out as they should, and eventually crowd out the healthy cells.

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