name: B cell homeostasis
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def: "The process of regulating the proliferation and elimination of B cells such that the total number of B cells within a whole or part of an organism is stable over time in the absence of an outside stimulus." [GOC:add, ISBN:0781735149, PMID:12956429]
comment: Note that this term represents the return of B cell levels to stable numbers following an immune response as well as the proliferation and elimination of B cells required to maintain stable numbers in the absence of an outside stimulus.
synonym: "B lymphocyte homeostasis" EXACT 
synonym: "B-cell homeostasis" EXACT 
synonym: "B-lymphocyte homeostasis" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0002260 ! lymphocyte homeostasis
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