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lymphocyte:

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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; immunityimmunity,
ability of an organism to resist disease by identifying and destroying foreign substances or organisms. Although all animals have some immune capabilities, little is known about nonmammalian immunity.
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lymphocyte

[′lim·fə‚sīt]
(histology)
An agranular leukocyte formed primarily in lymphoid tissue; occurs as the principal cell type of lymph and composes 20-30% of the blood leukocytes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lymphocyte

a type of white blood cell formed in lymphoid tissue
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The central zone (breeding center) of lymphoid nodules is characterized by an increased content of undifferentiated cells (blasts and large lymphocytes), which can be regarded as a compensatory response to a decrease in their number in the overlying parts of the lymphoid nodules.
A blood smear will show large lymphocytes with abundant cytoplasm with small cytoplasmic projections.
The NMZLs with increased, transformed lymphocytes are not considered to have been transformed into large B-cell lymphoma because there are no sheets of large lymphocytes. (2) However, those lymphomas often present with more large, transformed lymphocytes (ranging from 20% to >50%, (3-8) interspersed among smalland intermediate-sized lymphocytes, with increased proliferation as delineated by Ki-67 staining.
The latter consists of different types of histiocytes, plasmocytes, monocytes, immunoblasts, and small and large lymphocytes. There is abundant predominance of T lymphocyte with prevalent CD8+ in relation to CD4+.
If LUC[greater than]4%, review smear: if reactive lymphocytes, append LUCs with "atypical lymphs" comment; if large lymphocytes or agranular monocytes, add back to lymph or mono % and absolute counts, respectively; if abnormal cells, do manual differential.
High magnification showed cells consisting of small and large lymphocytes. Cortex and medulla alongwith infiltration of lymphoid cells was prominent.

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