plasmacyte

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plasmacyte

[′plaz·mə‚sīt]
(histology)
A fairly large, generally ovoid cell with a small, eccentrically placed nucleus; the chromatin material is adherent to the nuclear membrane and the cytoplasm is agranular and deeply basophilic everywhere except for a clear area adjacent to the nucleus in the area of the cytocentrum. Also known as plasma cell.
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Granulocytes and plasmocytes are the most wide-spread types of cells.
1] comes from the blood, while milk IgA and IgM comes from both the blood and synthesis by plasmocytes in the mammary gland (Butler, 1998).
Some specific topics covered include measurement of proliferative and apoptotic indices in myeloma plasmocytes, plasma cell dyscrasias, biophosphonates in multiple myeloma patients, and immune defects in multiple myeloma.
This process was mainly in the proliferative phase, and it was possible to observe different amounts of mononuclear cells (lymphocytes, plasmocytes and macrographs), which permitted subjective classification of the severity of the reaction present.
Histology findings included hyperkeratosis, irregular acanthosis, and a mixed inflammatory infiltrate of lymphocytes, plasmocytes, and numerous eosinophils.
An interstitial leukocytory infiltrate composed by lymphocytes, monocytes and plasmocytes could be observed microscopically in both kidneys at the cortical area.
Le resultat anatomopathologique pointait en faveur d'une reaction inflammatoire non specifique faisant intervenir des cellules lymphocytes, plasmocytes et polynucleaires.