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gran·u·lo·cyte

 (grăn′yə-lō-sīt′)
n.
Any of a group of white blood cells having granules in the cytoplasm. Neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils are granulocytes.

gran′u·lo·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
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granulocyte

(ˈɡrænjʊləˌsaɪt)
n
(Biology) any of a group of phagocytic leucocytes having cytoplasmic granules that take up various dyes. See also eosinophil, neutrophil1, basophil2
granulocytic adj
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gran•u•lo•cyte

(ˈgræn yə loʊˌsaɪt)

n.
a circulating white blood cell having prominent granules in the cytoplasm.
[1905–10]
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gran·u·lo·cyte

(grăn′yə-lō-sīt′)
Any of various white blood cells that contain granular material in the cytoplasm and are important in the body's defense against infection. Granulocytes are the most numerous of the white blood cells in humans.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.granulocyte - a leukocyte that has granules in its cytoplasm
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
granulocyte

gran·u·lo·cyte

n. granulocito, leucocito que contiene gránulos.
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granulocyte

n granulocito
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The granulocyte and agranulocyte cells in the peripheral blood play an important role in immunity.
(1) From the idea that sepsis always begins with an infection, additional guidelines for diagnosing sepsis have focused on the immune system's response to an infection, and in particular, a rise in the immature granulocyte (IG) percentage in patients with a normal total WBC count.
Keywords: Neonatal sepsis, neutropenia, Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor.
Pegfilgrastim, a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) receptor agonist, is used to stimulate bone marrow to produce more neutrophils in order to decrease the incidence of infection in patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in the reduction of atherosclerotic lesions in a rabbit animal model.
Baby developed severe neutropenia at DOL 2, with absolute polymorphonuclear count <500 [micro]/L, and was started with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor.
These results include white blood cell counts, neutrophil counts, lymphocyte counts, granulocyte counts, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratios (NLRs), and platelet to lymphocyte ratios (PLRs).
Therefore, the aim of our study was to investigate the properties of a novel compound for granulocyte labelling: the SSS-complex.
Although the incidence of agranulocytosis is rare and the reduction in granulocyte count is reversible after ATDs are discontinued, this adverse event is often accompanied by serious infection and is a life-threatening complication which has a mortality rate of up to 4-5% [4, 5].
It is assumed that about 20% of cases are related to autoimmune disorders and about 40-50% of cases are unexplained RM G-CSF (Granulocyte Colony-stimulating Factor) is a glycoprotein that is secreted from endothelial cells, macrophages and some other immune system cells (6).
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) exerts anti-inflammatory and antiapoptosis effects and stimulates the proliferation of neural stem and progenitor cells in the brain.

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