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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The process causes transdermal elimination; some of it flows into the lymphatic system, while the rest undergoes rephagocytosis by dermal scavenger cells.
They include monocytes, which are large white blood cells that can differentiate into scavenger cells macrophages and dendritic cells in response to inflammatory signals.
This amazing defense system deploys scavenger cells that constantly travel throughout the body, identifying, and often digesting foreign substances that pose a threat to us.
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.
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.
A healthy immune system produces fighter cells, killer cells and scavenger cells that search and destroy foreign invaders--microorganisms.
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.
This protein, an enzyme, is a broad-spectrum bioscavenger found throughout the body--in the liver, small intestine, kidney, lungs, testes, and scavenger cells.