Kupffer's cell

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Noun1.Kupffer's cell - specialized cells in the liver that destroy bacteria, foreign proteins, and worn-out blood cells
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
liver - large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes
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19) stated that there was a disorder in the functions of hepatic stellate and Kupffer's cells in rats.
rohita, Control, indicating normal hepatocytes histology, brown arrow indicates Kupffer's cells, while yellow arrow indicates the polygonal hepatocytes with centrally placed nucleus.
Accumulation of Kupffer's cells with active phagocytosis was prominent in the central portions of the hepatic lobules.