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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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The white blood cells exited via diapedesis, as expected.
Specifically, high platelet counts are associated with both vascular disease and non-vascular conditions such as cancer, and a high white blood cell count is a predictor of ischemic vascular disease.
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Cell-mediated immunity does the job with a white blood cell called the killer, or cytotoxic, T cell.
When the body is invaded by infection, the immune system counters by generating inflammation with deployment of white blood cells to the site of danger to kill invading bacteria.
His group had been administering various natural signaling agents to white blood cells, which the immune system sends out to vanquish germs.
TNFa is released by activated inflammatory white blood cells (macrophages) and we have demonstrated that activation of the Fc receptor triggers this release.
Kendyl is among the 80 percent of those with aplastic anemia who respond well to immunosuppressive therapy, which uses drugs to kill off the white blood cells attacking the stem cells that produce red blood cells and platelets.
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This drug apparently works by killing both B and T white blood cells.
Both the Black Death bacteria and HIV attack macrophages, the white blood cells that ward off diseases.
In the field of blood safety, the company is developing and commercializing the INTERCEPT Blood System, which is based on the company's proprietary Helinx technology and is designed to enhance the safety of donated blood components by inactivating viruses, bacteria, parasites and other pathogens, as well as potentially harmful white blood cells.