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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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Phagocytic and oxidative burst activity of chicken thrombocytes to Salmonella, Escherichia coli and other bacteria.
Examination of newly forming, prephagocytic lesions suggests that oligodendrocyte death underpins the subsequent events that manifest pathologically as active demyelination; and that macrophage activity, widely held to be driven by a Th1 lymphocyte-mediated immune response toward a myelin antigen, is largely a scavenger response determined by the expression of phagocytic ligands on the plasma membranes of dying oligodendrocytes.
During the acute inflammatory stage, which generally lasts two to three days, neutrophils release cytokines, which recruit longer-lived phagocytic mononuclear cells.
The CLI values that expressed the relative capacity of phagocytic cells to be stimulated by PMA were significantly higher (p [less than] [10.sup.-5]) in the total EP population (and in both groups Inf and N-Inf) than those measured in CS at the 1/10 dilution, whatever the chemiluminescence reagent (Table V).
After about 20 years of constant bathing with toxic phagocytic products, colorectal cancer may result.
Macrophages, neutrophils and other phagocytic cells are important compounds of host defense against parasites.
Elastase of Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Inactivation of complement components and complement-derived chemotactic and phagocytic factors.
Freshly isolated PMNs exhibited high phagocytic activity to iRBCs in medium supplemented with human noninfected serum and recombinant IFN-[gamma], which peaked within the 1st hour of culture (Figures 1(a) and 1(b)).