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che·mo·tax·is

 (kē′mō-tăk′sĭs, kĕm′ō-)
n.
The characteristic movement or orientation of an organism or cell along a chemical concentration gradient either toward or away from the chemical stimulus.

che′mo·tac′tic (-tăk′tĭk) adj.
che′mo·tac′ti·cal·ly adv.

chemotaxis

(ˌkɛməʊˈtæksɪs)
n
(Microbiology) the movement of a microorganism or cell in response to a chemical stimulus
ˌchemoˈtactic adj
ˌchemoˈtactically adv

che•mo•tax•is

(ˌki moʊˈtæk sɪs, ˌkɛm oʊ-)

n.
oriented movement toward or away from a chemical stimulus.
[1890–95]
che`mo•tac′tic (-tɪk) adj.
che`mo•tac′ti•cal•ly, adv.

chemotaxis

the property of some plants and animals of moving toward or away from certain chemicals.
See also: Motion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chemotaxis - movement by a cell or organism in reaction to a chemical stimulus
taxis - a locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism
negative chemotaxis - movement away from a chemical stimulus
positive chemotaxis - movement toward a chemical stimulus
Translations
chemotassi

che·mo·tax·is

, positive chemotaxis, negative chemotaxis
n. quimiotaxis, movimiento de un organismo o célula como reacción a un estímulo químico.
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Gingival epithelium produces chemokines and cytokines as a result of the bacterial assault which chemotactically attracts neutrophils.
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It has been found that root canal infections normally occurbecause of the presence of anaerobic bacteria (4), which play a vital role in the inflammation process by producing enzymes and endotoxins, chemotactically inhibiting neutrophils and phagocytosis, allowing the migration of lysosomic enzymes, participating in the immune response, interfering with the antibiotic sensibility, and thus, facilitating the maintenance of painful periapical lesions (5).