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Noun1.acanthocyte - an abnormal red blood cell that has thorny projections of protoplasmacanthocyte - an abnormal red blood cell that has thorny projections of protoplasm
erythrocyte, RBC, red blood cell - a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
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3E would have been retrospectively classified as an acanthocyte, which was not a class label that was found in the top-3 model suggestions.
The acanthocyte, a unique cell type in Stropharia (Agaricales).
Q Our lab currently examines blood smears and reports the term poikilocytosis in addition to the individual terms of spherocyte, acanthocyte, and the like.
First report about the trapping activity of Stropharia rugosoannulata acanthocytes for Northern root knot nematode.
Clinical features of McLeod syndrome include myopathy, CNS manifestations, elevated plasma creatinine kinase (CK) levels, as well as the presence of acanthocytes on peripheral blood smear.
One case of liver disease showed acanthocytes. One case of haemolytic uraemic syndrome showed evidence of haemolysis.
The presence of AN, usually seen on the neck and in skin folds, signifies exposure of acanthocytes to hyperinsulinemia (probably interacting with insulin-like growth factor-1 receptors on these cells) (50).
Neuroacanthocytosis is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by movement disorders, seizures, dementia, and behavioral changes, as well as spiked acanthocytes in peripheral smears, but it is rarely accompanied by axonal neuropathy.
Extensive routine diagnostic work-up including systematic blood chemical analysis, screening for acanthocytes, laboratory testing for Wilson's disease, panel testing for autoimmune-encephalitis antibodies, antibody screening for neurotropic viruses, CSF analysis, electroencephalography, and brain MRI was unrevealing.
Peripheral blood smear findings described in the erythroid line in MDS include spherocytes, macroovalocytes, acanthocytes, elliptocytes, stomatocytes, teardrop cells, nucleated erythrocytes, basophilic stippling, and howell-jolly bodies.
Spiculated forms includes fragmented red cells, burr cells, acanthocytes, tear drop red cells and sickle cell.
Peripheral blood smear that was repeated on three occasions revealed no acanthocytes. Cerebrospinal fluid protein and glucose levels were normal and acellular.