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Erythrocyte Aging

The senescence of RED BLOOD CELLS. Lacking the organelles that make protein synthesis possible, the mature erythrocyte is incapable of self-repair, reproduction, and carrying out certain functions performed by other cells. This limits the average life span of an erythrocyte to 120 days.

Year introduced: 1967(1965)

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Tree Number(s): G04.043.260, G09.188.230

MeSH Unique ID: D004905

Entry Terms:

  • Aging, Erythrocyte
  • Erythrocyte Survival
  • Survival, Erythrocyte

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