white blood cell


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white blood cell:

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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white blood cell

[′wīt ′bləd ‚sel]
(histology)
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Therapeutic stem cells share the same ability to exit the bloodstream and target particular tissues that white blood cells do.
Total platelet counts and white blood cell counts were measured and participants were grouped according to their levels (low, normal, or high), based on age- and gender-specific cut-offs.
After participants' level of cardio respiratory fitness was assessed using a treadmill, it was also discovered that white blood cells were lowest in the fittest men.
Just like other white blood cells, phagocytes are not confined to the blood stream.
Barnes, whose leukemia remained chronic for seven years, said he is in hematologic remission, in which his white blood cell count is considered normal.
Doctors also learned that parts of some viruses look so much like normal human tissue that white blood cells will inadvertently attack them when they attack the virus.
Meghan started with zero white blood cells when she received the marrow, and Shah had said it could take 17 days before doctors know if it is working.
With this approval and Neulasta's once-per-cycle dosing, physicians can help protect appropriate patients proactively before their white blood cell counts become dangerously low.
Neutropenia is an abnormally low level of neutrophils, an important infection-fighting white blood cell (WBC), in the blood stream.
Their natural function is to attach to white blood cells, which are the body's major disease fighters, and guide those cells to the site of an infection.
This systematic review reports, for the first time, a 48 percent reduction in the relative risk of death from infection in the 10 reporting studies where patients received prophylactic white blood cell boosters.
Most white blood cells respond to foreign proteins to protect the body, but NKT cells are unique in that they respond to glycolipids, which are natural biochemicals made of linked fat and sugar.