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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.
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phagocyte

an amoeboid cell or protozoan that engulfs particles, such as food substances or invading microorganisms
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Significant differences (P < 0.05) 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.sub.2.sup.-]) which transforms in hydrogen peroxide ([H.sub.2][O.sub.2]) and some hydroxyl free radicals (OH).
These mRBCs would induce the continuous activation of PMNs and other phagocytic cells (Figs.
Phagocytic cells in the synovial membrane of joints are thought to be critical mediators in the inflammation of arthritis according to the previous studies [26-28].
The particles ingested by phagocytic cells through receptor mechanisms involve a large mismatch of the cytoskeleton [34].
This is considered the primary mechanism by which the phagocytic cells kill invading pathogenic microorganisms [16, 17].
Thus, infection or physical damage to male genital tract sets in motion the recruitment of phagocytic cells to the site of damage.
A 2012 study from the University of Brasilia Laboratory of Cellular Immunology found that pranic meditation, which employs breathing and visualization techniques, enhanced the function of phagocytic cells. In a 2008 Loyola University of Chicago study, women with early-stage breast cancer who received mindfulness-based stress-reduction training had reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and improved natural killer cell activity and cytokine levels, compared with women who didn't receive the training.
As mononuclear phagocytic cells derive from peripheral blood monocytes and are resident in most tissues, macrophages function as professional antigen presenting cells (APCs) and as effector cells in humoral and cellular immunity.
Calpain may attract phagocytic cells, such as neutrophils, to the site of muscle injury.
CCHF virus is known to be infected by mononuclear phagocytic cells, liver cells and endothelial cells; however, its pathogenesis is not fully clarified (2-4).