phagocyte

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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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The capability to break at various acidity levels, on the other hand, enables the beads to be adjusted to the acidity inside the digestive chambers, or phagosomes, of scavenger cells.
For T-cells that actually leave the blood stream and enter the brain tissue, macrophages (the large scavenger cells found throughout the body) can play this role.
Macrophages -- the scavenger cells of the body's immune system -- are known as troublemakers for the role they play in obesity, but Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have found that the cells can also be saviors when it comes to metabolism.
A multistage flotation circuit, comprising 24 rougher cells, 12 scavenger cells and 10 column cells produces copper concentrate with gold and silver byproduct metals.
It could be interplay of weakened mucous membranes and scavenger cells that induce ideal conditions for pneumonia bacteria to create a deadly lung infection.
ND-YAG LASER: This laser targets the pigment in these brown spots and encourages so-called scavenger cells - those which eradicate toxins - to rise to the surface and break it down.