mononuclear phagocyte system


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mononuclear phagocyte system

n.
The diffuse system in humans and other vertebrates consisting of cells, chiefly monocytes and macrophages, that clear the body of pathogens and dead cells by phagocytosis and perform other immune functions. This system was formerly known as the "reticuloendothelial system" and included additional cell types.
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Noun1.mononuclear phagocyte system - a widely distributed system of free and fixed macrophages derived from bone marrow
system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
RES, reticuloendothelial system - a widely distributed system consisting of all the cells able to ingest bacteria or colloidal particles etc, except for certain white blood cells
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For the systemic administrations, NBTXR3 nanoparticles underwent phagocytosis mainly in the mononuclear phagocyte system.