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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.

phagocyte

an amoeboid cell or protozoan that engulfs particles, such as food substances or invading microorganisms
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The percentage of phagocytic hemocytes also was significantly reduced with starvation.
Determine the role of free-living phagocytic amoebae species on the prevalence, persistence, growth, and survival of OPPPs
These increases in phagocytic activity characterized 100%-fed and 10%-fed mussels, in parallel, the mean number of ingested beads per hemocyte was stable throughout the experiment (P = 8.
This can enhance the phagocytic activity of white ceils in the wound bed.
in 1998, phagocytic activities of PMNs intensify after both smoking and passive smoking.
Fish possess non specific defence mechanisms of invertebrates such as the phagocytic mechanisms developed by macrophages and granular leucocytes and were the first animals to develop both cellular and humoral immune responses mediated by lymphocytes.
rhamnosus HN001 induced a similar increase in phagocytic activity and Natural Killer cell activity as when the strain was consumed in reconstituted fat-free milk.
If pathogens reach the lower airways, including the alveoli, the next defense mechanism involves innate immune defenses that depend on the phagocytic functions of alveolar macrophages and their interaction with secreted factors, including surfactant proteins.
The results revealed a clear enhancement of natural and acquired immunity through the activation of NK blood cells and an increase in phagocytic activity.
Importance of SodC in protecting the pathogens against the superoxide radicals generated by inflammatory and phagocytic cells during infections has been emphasized (32).