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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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Blood tests showed a low white cell count and I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
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.
The eosinophil is a type of granulocyte and usually accounts for a very small proportion of total white cell count in peripheral blood.
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).
When I last visited there, the Max's Kansas City piece illuminated a shiny white cell with the intensity of a spaceship out of a Spielberg flick.