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mac·ro·phage

 (măk′rə-fāj′)
n.
Any of various large, phagocytic white blood cells that develop from monocytes, are found in the spleen, liver, and other tissues, and have a variety of functions in the immune system including engulfing and destroying pathogens and dead cells, presenting antigens to activate lymphocytes, and releasing cytokines that mediate inflammation.


mac′ro·phag′ic (-făj′ĭk) adj.
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macrophage

(ˈmækrəʊˌfeɪdʒ)
n
(Zoology) any large phagocytic cell occurring in the blood, lymph, and connective tissue of vertebrates. See also histiocyte
macrophagic adj
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mac•ro•phage

(ˈmæk rəˌfeɪdʒ)

n.
a large white blood cell, occurring principally in connective tissue and in the bloodstream, that ingests foreign particles and infectious microorganisms by phagocytosis.
[< German Makrophagen (pl.) (Metchnikoff, 1887), with -phagen representing Phagozyten phagocytes; see macro-, -phage]
mac`ro•phag′ic (-ˈfædʒ ɪk) adj.
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mac·ro·phage

(măk′rə-fāj′)
Any of the large white blood cells in many vertebrates that engulf and break down foreign particles and bacteria in blood or lymph. Macrophages are important in the body's defense against disease and are found mainly in the spleen, lymph nodes, and liver.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macrophage - a large phagocytemacrophage - a large phagocyte; some are fixed and other circulate in the blood stream
histiocyte - a macrophage that is found in connective tissue
phagocyte, scavenger cell - a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms
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Translations
makrofág
FresszelleMakrophage
マクロファージ
makrofag

mac·ro·phage

n. macrófago, célula mononuclear fagocítica;
___ migrationmigración de ___ -s.
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Fine-needle aspiration of the mass was submitted for cytologic evaluation, which showed yolk lipid and minimal macrophagic inflammation.
Cell death found in the tissues of fish exposed to acute and chronic heat stress can be considered a physiological response to eliminate those that have been damaged, and indeed the histological cuts reveal more melanomacrophages and neighboring macrophagic cells.
This effect is achieved by downregulation of 5-lipoxygenase, decrease of macrophagic infiltration [77], and downregulation of proinflammatory adipokines/cytokines [77].
Dall'Asta, "The macrophagic activity of patients affected by pneumonia or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease," International Journal of Tissue Reactions, vol.
Periventricular and white matter rarefaction with macrophagic infiltrates, perivascular lymphocytic infiltrates, microglial proliferation and activation, and glial nodules are variably reported (Figure 5, E).
Therefore, CD40 signaling could be foreseen to control either directly or indirectly the macrophagic response in granulomatous inflammation.
Atherosclerosis is a long and complex multifactorial process which involves several classical pathogenic events, including endothelial activation and injury, leukocyte recruitment and activation, oxidative stress, LDL oxidation and modification, macrophagic foam cell formation, local inflammation, smooth muscle cell migration and proliferation, and extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis [12-16].
In stroma and sub-epithelial layer, multifocal lymphocytic and macrophagic inflammatory infiltrate were observed, respectively (Duarte et al., 2015).
Eight cases were diagnosed histopathologically showed features of normal epidermis, peri appendageal intraneural inflammation, few epithelioid cells, a moderate number of macrophages, few lymphocytes, few plasma cells and macrophagic nerve inflammation (Fig.
Arsenic trioxide induces apoptosis of human monocytes during macrophagic differentiation through nuclear Factor-KB-related survival pathway down-regulation.
* Autoinflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants, a rare syndrome associated with vaccine administration, has been linked to postvaccination adverse events, exposure to silicone implants, Gulf War syndrome (related to multiple vaccinations), and macrophagic myofasciitis.