neutrophil

(= neutrophil granulocyte; polymorphonuclear leucocyte; PMN or PMNL) Commonest (2500-7500/mm3 ) blood leucocyte; a short-lived phagocytic cell of the myeloid series, which is responsible for the primary cellular response to an acute inflammatory episode, and for general tissue homeostasis by removal of damaged material. Adheres to endothelium (margination) and then migrates into tissue, possibly responding to chemotactic signals. Contain specific and azurophil granules. ...

neutrophil

(from the article `blood`) The neutrophils are fairly uniform in size with a diameter between 12 and 15 micrometres. The nucleus consists of two to five lobes joined together ... The condition in which white cells are present in greater numbers than normal is termed leukocytosis. It is usually caused by an increase in the ... The com...
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neutrophil

(noo´tro-fil) any cell, structure, or histologic element readily stainable with neutral dyes. a granular leukocyte having a nucleus with three to five lobes connected by threads of chromatin, and cytoplasm containing very fine granules; called also polymorphonuclear leukocyte and neutrophilic leukocyte. Se...
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neutrophil

(noo;truo-fil) A type of phagocytic white blood cell, normally constituting about 60% to 70% of the white blood cell count.
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neutrophil

(of a cell or cell part) having an affinity for neutral dyes.
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neutrophil

[n] - the chief phagocytic leukocyte
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Neutrophil

• (n.) One of a group of leucocytes whose granules stain only with neutral dyes.
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neutrophil

<haematology> A granulocyte, a white blood cell. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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neutrophil

neutrophile noun the chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes
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Neutrophil

A neutrophil or neutrophile (also called a polymorph) is a leucocyte having a lobed nucleus and a fine granular cytoplasm, which stains with neutral dyes.
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neutrophil

A type of immune cell that is one of the first cell types to travel to the site of an infection. Neutrophils help fight infection by ingesting microorganisms and releasing enzymes that kill the microorganisms. A neutrophil is a type of white blood cell, a type of granulocyte, and a type of phagocyte.
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NEUTROPHIL

a type of white blood cell
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Neutrophil

a type of white blood cell
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NEUTROPHIL

A type of white blood cell capable of engulfing and destroying bacteria and other disease agents, immune complexes, and cell debris.
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Neutrophil

A type of white blood cell that is very important in fighting infection. Your doctor will regularly measure your neutrophil count if you are having chemotherapy.
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Neutrophil

a variety of granulocyte (type of white blood cell) capable of ingesting and killing bacteria.
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Neutrophil

Neutrophil: A type of white blood cell, specifically a form of granulocyte, filled with neutrally-staining granules, tiny sacs of enzymes that help the cell to kill and digest microorganisms it has engulfed by phagocytosis. The mature neutrophil has a segmented nucleus (it is called a seg or poly) while the immature neutrophil has band-shape nucleu...
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neutrophil

neutrophile, neutrophil, neutrophilic Not stained strongly or definitely by either acid or basic dyes but stained readily by neutral dyes. Used especially of white blood cells.
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neutrophil

Neutrophiles (stained purple). Credit: University of Virginia The most numerous type of leukocyte, accounting for 70% of all white blood cells. Neutrophils are important in the inflammatory process, as phagocytes and mediators of inflammatory reactions. A mature neutrophil is 12 to 15 microns...
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neutrophil

The major circulating phagocytic polymorphonuclear granulocyte. Enters tissues early in an inflammatory response and is also able to mediate antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC).
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NEUTROPHIL

the most common type of immune system white blood cell. Neutrophils are phagocytes that engulf and destroy invading organisms such as bacteria and fungi.
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neutrophil

The most common type of white blood cell observed in the blood stream.
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neutrophil

Type: Term Pronunciation: nū′trō-fil, -fīl Definitions: 1. A mature white blood cell in the granulocytic series, formed by myelopoietic tissue of the bone marrow (sometimes also in extramedullary sites), and released into the circulating blood, where they normally represent 54-65% of the total number of leukocytes. When stained...
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