granulocyte

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granulocyte

[′gran·yə·lō‚sīt]
(histology)
A leukocyte containing granules in the cytoplasm. Also known as granular leukocyte; polymorph; polymorphonuclear leukocyte.
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Increased rigidity and priming of polymorphonuclear leukocytes in sepsis.
3 Several aspects of immunity are altered in diabetic patients; polymorphonuclear leukocyte function is depressed particularly when acidosis is also present, their adherence, chemotaxis and phagocytosis is affected.
Bell, MyeloperoxidaseOBased Chemiluminescence of Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes and Monocytes, J.
4) Increased permeability and dilation of blood vessels in affected tissues cause a release of prostaglandins by local tissue cells, polymorphonuclear leukocytes and other macrophages.
Activity of tissue MPO, an enzyme that is found predominantly in the azurophilic granules of polymorphonuclear leukocytes, correlates with the number of polymorphonuclear neutrophils determined histochemically in the inflamed tissues; it is therefore used as an indication of tissue neutrophil accumulation.
Concomitantly, the cytokine-mediated inflammatory response associated with migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes causes vascular congestion and exuberant oedema (phase of congestion) (26).
His study of 524 women at risk for lower genital tract infection and undergoing testing for sexually transmitted disease found elevated polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs), a microscopic marker for cervical inflammation, in 22% of the women.
Also, significant increase in polymorphonuclear leukocytes were observed (p<0.
Assembly of staphylococcal leukocidin into a pore-forming oligomer on detergent-resistant membrane microdomains, lipid rafts, in human polymorphonuclear leukocytes.
05) in the adjacent pairs is statistically reliable: epithelial cells and fibroblasts (control--TA), epithelial cells, plasma cells and fibrocytes (TA--TVA), epithelial cells, lymphocytes, plasma cells and polymorphonuclear leukocytes (TVA--VA).
Higgs--Mc Call--Youlten "A chemotactic role for prostaglandins released from polymorphonuclear leukocytes during phagocytosis" Br.

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