phagocytic index


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phagocytic index

n.
Any of various indexes used to assess phagocytic activity, as by separating out phagocytes (neutrophils and macrophages) from a blood sample, incubating the phagocytes with bacteria, and determining the average number of bacteria ingested per phagocyte.
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Macrophage engulfment percentage and phagocytic index were evaluated by the formulas (Tatarczuch et al.
Mean [+ or -] SE, n: 3 in each group, phagocytic rate (Rp), phagocytic index ([I.
Determination of phagocytic activity and phagocytic index Phagocytic activity was determined according to Kawahara et al.
Phagocytic index (a) showed significantly higher response in all three polysaccharides administered groups.
2% humic acids on some parameters of innate immunity (serum bactericidal activity, phagocytic index, bacterial agglutination, respiratory burst, lysozyme activity) in commercial laying hens in the post-molt phase.
The results were expressed as percentage of heterophils with bacteria and phagocytic index (PI), where PI = (the percentage of heterophils containing bacteria) x (the average number of bacteria per ingesting heterophil).
Nevertheless, in marine bivalves, the phagocytic index grows lower and lower from autumn (September) to the spawning period (June-July) (Duchemin et al.
The phagocytic index of the extract and fractions was determined using carbon clearance test.