eosinophil


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e·o·sin·o·phil

 (ē′ə-sĭn′ə-fĭl′) also e·o·sin·o·phile (-fīl′)
n.
A white blood cell that functions in the immune response by releasing enzymes that can kill parasites and other pathogens. Eosinophils are found chiefly in connective tissue and contain granules that are stained by eosin or other acid dyes.
adj.
Eosinophilic.
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eosinophil

(ˌiːəʊˈsɪnəˌfɪl) or

eosinophile

n
(Physiology) a leucocyte with a multilobed nucleus and coarse granular cytoplasm that stains readily with acidic dyes such as eosin
ˌeoˌsinoˈphilic, eosinophilous adj
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e•o•sin•o•phil

(ˌi əˈsɪn ə fɪl)

also e•o•sin•o•phile

(-ˌfaɪl)

n.
1. any biological substance that stains when exposed to eosin.
2. a white blood cell that contains eosinophilic granules.
adj.
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eosinophil

A type of white blood cell that takes up the red dye eosin.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eosinophil - a leukocyte readily stained with eosineosinophil - a leukocyte readily stained with eosin
leucocyte, leukocyte, WBC, white blood cell, white blood corpuscle, white cell, white corpuscle - blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system
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Translations
eosinofil

e·o·sin·o·phil

, eosinophile
n. eosinófilo, célula granulocítica que acepta fácilmente la acción colorante de la eosina.
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eosinophil

n eosinófilo
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References in periodicals archive ?
Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that plays a role in fighting off certain infections and in allergic reactions and inflammatory processes.
In addition to developing oral dexpramipexole for eosinophil associated diseases, Knopp's preclinical Kv7 platform is directed to small molecule treatments for KCNQ2 epileptic encephalopathy and other CNS hyperexcitability disorders.
Allergic rhinitis patients have been reported to have higher serum total lgE, ECP and eosinophil levels compared to nonallergic people (10).
Absolute eosinophil count (AEC) was analyzed via an automated hematology analyzer at the central laboratory of the TOBB Economy and Technology University Hospital.
As part of a blood test before undergoing maxillary sinus surgery, 5 mL of blood was taken for [beta]-glucan ELISA and neutrophil and eosinophil flow cytometry and stored in two vacutainer tubes with EDTA.
Another anti-IL-5 monoclonal antibody is reslizumab, which decreases the sputum eosinophil number in patients who have been treated with mepolizumab for at least 1 year although it does not decrease the eosinophil number.
This difference between treatments on trough FE[V.suv.1] was driven by the subset of patients with high blood eosinophil counts at baseline (a mean of -68 mL for patients with at least 300 cells/mcL and a mean of -13 mL for patients with fewer than 300 cells /mcL).
Lacy, "Eosinophil cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors: emerging roles in immunity," Frontiers in Immunology, vol.
Five pathologists through review of current literature and standard pathology texts [1, 2] concluded to analyze ten histological criteria, in addition to the eosinophil count.
The results of subsequent biopsies of tissue from the nasal cavity and pharynx led to a diagnosis of granulation tissue with significant eosinophil infiltration, for which steroid pulse therapy was given.
Additionally, allergen-induced eosinophil accumulation was evaluated in lung tissue sections after digestion with collagenase by staining with May-Grunwald Giemsa.
[5] So this study has been designed to correlate total leucocyte count, eosinophil (anti-allergy), neutrophil (anti-inflammatory) and lymphocyte counts with PEFR in COPD patients.

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