macrocyte


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mac·ro·cyte

 (măk′rō-sīt′)
n.
An abnormally large red blood cell, characteristic especially of certain forms of anemia and liver disease.

mac′ro·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.

macrocyte

(ˈmækrəʊˌsaɪt)
n
(Pathology) pathol an abnormally large red blood cell, over 10 μm in diameter
macrocytic adj

mac•ro•cyte

(ˈmæk rəˌsaɪt)

n.
an abnormally large red blood cell.
[1885–90]
mac`ro•cyt′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macrocyte - abnormally large red blood cell (associated with pernicious anemia)macrocyte - abnormally large red blood cell (associated with pernicious anemia)
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
Translations

mac·ro·cyte

n. macrocito, eritrocito de tamaño excesivo.
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Various morphological changes such as droplet cells, eliptical cells, macrocyte and microcyte in erythrocyte of infected camel were also observed with the help of light microscope.
It possesses hypocholesteromic activity (Fujita et al., 1991), antigastric ulcer activity (Ito et al., 1993), blood glucose lowering effect (Aicheret et al., 1999), and macrocyte clumping activity (Cheung et al., 1994).
35% Table 4 Scoring grid Expert Grade Case Description MCV RDW Microcyte Macrocyte Normal (*) 92.2 12.2 0 0 Microcytic (*) 65.5 29.6 3+ 0 Macrocytic 116.8 19.3 0 3+ Macrocytic (*) 120.4 14.2 0 3+ Normal 85.4 12.0 0 0 Dual Popluation (*) 71.1 28.4 2+ 1+ Acceptable Grade Case Description Microcyte Macrocyte Normal (*) 0 0 Microcytic (*) 2 - 3+ 0 Macrocytic 0 2 - 3+ Macrocytic (*) 0 2 - 3+ Normal 0 0 Dual Popluation (*) 1 - 2+ 0 - 2+ (*) Indicates slides that were used twice in the 10-slide challenge.
I've learned things like the difference between a microcyte and a macrocyte, something about the coagulation cascade, and what a chemistry analyzer does.
[31] Bunyaratvej et al also observed a high RDW in their study group and those cases with high RDW showed macrocytes in the smear.
A FBC with a smear on admission revealed a hypochromic, microcytic anaemia (Hb 7.3 g/dL) with target cells, spherocytes, oval macrocytes, poikilocytosis and Howel Jolly bodies.
Analysis of the pleural fluid showed WBCs 17424/cmm, RBCs 1728/cmm, neutrophils 95%, lymphocytes 3%, macrocytes 2%, albumin 1.2, amylase 816, glucose < 1, LDH 1559, pH 7.41, and protein 2.7.
The peripheral smear findings such as macrocytes, macroovalocytes, cabot's ring, basophilic stippling, and hypersegmented neutrophils can help to get differential diagnosis of anemia due to deficiency of vitamin B12; that is megaloblastic anemia.
Schistocytes, anisocytes, macrocytes, microcytes, ovalocytes, helmet, and tear drop cells were present on the peripheral blood smear.
The peripheral blood smear can show oval macrocytes, immature megaloblastic nucleated red cells and hypersegmented neutrophils.
Peripheral blood film showed dimorphic blood showing anisocytosis and macrocytes, right shifted neutrophils seen and Platelets were low on film.