scavenger cell

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Noun1.scavenger cell - a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganismsscavenger cell - a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms
somatic cell, vegetative cell - any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells";
macrophage - a large phagocyte; some are fixed and other circulate in the blood stream
fixed phagocyte - a phagocyte that does not circulate in the blood but is fixed in the liver or spleen or bone marrow etc.
free phagocyte - a phagocyte that circulates in the blood
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In contrast, cholesterol cannot be broken down, so the excess is gobbled up by scavenger cells in the artery wall and becomes part of the plaque.
The latest technology sees lasers used to break of particles of ink into tiny fragments, which are then taken away by scavenger cells in the skin, causing the tattoo to fade and eventually disappear.
At the same time, a group of support cells called glia and scavenger cells called microglia accumulated in the hypothalamus and appeared to become activated.
Bizzozero also concluded that the marrow was the site not only of blood formation but also of blood destruction, based on the erroneous assumption that large cells containing pigment granules were scavenger cells containing red cell debris.
In the new study, 12 patients will be treated with healthy scavenger cells, created in a laboratory from human embryonic stem cells.
University of South Florida researchers found that the protein, GM-CSF, likely stimulates the body's natural scavenger cells to attack and remove Alzheimer's amyloid deposits in the brain.
As we age, scavenger cells under the skin, designed to remove topical skin debris and keep it wrinkle-free, become overwhelmed with the amount of work they have to do.
ND-YAG LASER: This laser targets the pigment in these brown spots and encourages so-called scavenger cells - those which eradicate toxins - to rise to the surface and break it down.