plasma cell


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plasma cell

n.
Any of various short-lived cells that develop from activated B cells and secrete large numbers of antibodies. They are found chiefly in the bone marrow, spleen, and lymph nodes. Also called plasmacyte.

plas′ma cell`


n.
an antibody-secreting cell, derived from B cells, that plays a major role in antibody-mediated immunity. Also called plas•ma•cyte (ˈplæz məˌsaɪt)
[1885–90]

plasma cell

A cell that produces antibodies as part of an immune response. B cells develop into plasma cells. See Note at antibody.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plasma cell - a cell that develops from a B lymphocyte in reaction to a specific antigenplasma cell - a cell that develops from a B lymphocyte in reaction to a specific antigen; found in bone marrow and sometimes in the blood
lymph cell, lymphocyte - an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection
plasmablast - the precursor of a plasma cell
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The study was conducted using Plasma Cell Enrichment Technique, which is a more accurate mechanism for separating plasma cells from other cells during testing.
plasma cell ratio of at least 40% on histologic tissue sections.
However, the findings in marrow can be highly variable with plasma cell percentage often ranging from 30 to 90.
Plasma cell dyscrasias, characterized by the monoclonal growth of plasma cells, include multiple myeloma, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM), monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), and amyloidosis.
Multiple myeloma, also known as plasma cell myeloma, is a cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell normally responsible for producing antibodies.
A normocellular microscopical appearance, with no plasma cell dyscrasia, was displayed on the bone marrow aspirate.
6) Systemic haematological abnormalities such as hyperglobulinemia and iron refractory anaemia have been documented in some patients with LPM, believed by some to be due to the plasma cell infiltrate.
Dysregulation of plasma cell production and maintenance could lead to autoimmune diseases and multiple myeloma.
What type of plasma cell dyscrasia is associated with these results?
Plasmacytomas are manifestations of plasma cell tumors that may arise in any part of the body from the plasma cells in the bone marrow or from the mucosal surfaces when extramedullary.
The Plasma Cell Screening Tube (PCST) can be used to help discriminate between aberrant and clonal plasma cells.
Plasma cell granuloma of the larynx is a rare benign lesion of unknown etiology, with only 21 cases reported previously.