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white cell

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Noun1.white cell - blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungiwhite cell - blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
myelocyte - an immature leukocyte normally found in bone marrow
myeloblast - a precursor of leukocytes that normally occurs only in bone marrow
blood cell, blood corpuscle, corpuscle - either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets
free phagocyte - a phagocyte that circulates 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
granulocyte - a leukocyte that has granules in its cytoplasm
monocyte - a type of granular leukocyte that functions in the ingestion of bacteria
basophil, basophile - a leukocyte with basophilic granules easily stained by basic stains
neutrophil, neutrophile - the chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes
eosinophil, eosinophile - a leukocyte readily stained with eosin
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RAWALPINDI -- The White Cell making machine has been out of order at Benazir Bhutto Hospital and Holy Family Hospital putting at risk the lives of the patient.
White blood cells are responsible for fighting infections and when the white cell count is low people are prone to infections.
The eosinophil is a type of granulocyte and usually accounts for a very small proportion of total white cell count in peripheral blood.
June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Automation is revolutionizing white cell differential analysis, and it's delivering across-the-board benefits for hospital hematology laboratories, according to a newly published management brief.
The filly's trainer, Jim Bolger, said yesterday: "We supplemented her for the Oaks but had to withdraw because of an abnormally high white cell count.
Anderson and his associates developed a risk model that used seven measures from the CBC; hematocrit, red-cell distribution width, mean corpuscular-hemoglobin concentration, mean corpuscular volume, platelet count, white cell count, and white-cell differential count.
Here are the steps: Highlight the entire worksheet whose formatting you want to copy by clicking on the white cell to the left of column A and above row 1 (see screenshot) and then on the Format Painter.
As a key component of the body's immune system, the misguided white cell then does its duty: it multiplies and destroys the islets.
After more tests, it was determined that the sudden increase in T cell numbers was accompanied by a huge increase in my white cell count without any signs of infection.
Conversely, a cast consisting of a hyaline matrix with white cells evenly distributed throughout the cast should be reported as a white cell cast or possibly hyaline white cell cast.
From these were generated classic red cell indices, white cell counts/differentials, and platelet counts along with assorted morphologic comments often suggesting specific diagnoses.
This method reduces white cell levels in the collected platelets to less than 1x10(6).