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phagocyte

(făg`əsīt'): see bloodblood,
fluid pumped by the heart that circulates throughout the body via the arteries, veins, and capillaries (see circulatory system; heart). An adult male of average size normally has about 6 quarts (5.6 liters) of blood.
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phagocyte

[′fag·ə‚sīt]
(cell and molecular biology)
An ameboid cell that engulfs foreign material.

phagocyte

an amoeboid cell or protozoan that engulfs particles, such as food substances or invading microorganisms
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05) in phagocytic cell counts reactive to NbT were observed on the third week; these cells are capable of engulfing and destroying bacteria through a process called respiratory burst, generating superoxide anion ([O.
The hemolymph composition of this new adult is largely similar to that of an intact colony, albeit with a slightly smaller phagocytic cell population (Fig.
Induction of mouse melioidosis with meningitis by CD11b+ phagocytic cells harboring intracellular B.
It has been widely recognized that ROS from the plasma membrane are produced not only in phagocytic cells but also in many nonphagocytic cells, such as neurons, digestive tract epithelial cells, vascular endothelial cells, mesangial cells, fibroblasts, thyroid cells, and many other cells.
The pro-inflammatory mediators increase the permeability of capillaries leading to infiltration and activation of neutrophils and other phagocytic cells into the skin.
A Ziehl-Neelsen stain of the buffy coat showed acid-fast bacilli in the phagocytic cells, and the diagnosis of HPS associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis was confirmed by blood cultures and polymerase chain reaction.
The kinetoplast, seen in the parasite in Figure 1B, distinguishes Trypanosoma cruzi from both Toxoplasma and Histoplasma, which lack a kinetoplast, but not from Leishmania, which does have this structure but usually concentrates in the phagocytic cells, an uncommon site for Trypanosoma cruzi Leishmania is transmitted by the sand fly; Chagas disease is transmitted by adult reduviid bugs that ingest trypomastigotes while taking blood meals from infected animals, and are then ingested or contaminate mucus membranes, conjunctiva, or abraded skin with fecal material.
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare primary immunodeficiency disease of phagocytic cells, resulting from impaired function of one of five essential subunits of the reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase enzyme complex within neutrophils, eosinophils, monocytes and macrophages.
In phagocytic cells, such as macrophages and neutrophils, specialised enzyme pathways in the lysosomes generate ROS that are used to destroy phagocytosed bacteria.
Clearing of the blood of colloidal carbon by these phagocytic cells was observed in this study.