neutrophil


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neu·tro·phil

 (no͞o′trə-fĭl′, nyo͞o′-) also neu′tro·phile′ (-fīl′)
n.
A phagocytic, granulocytic white blood cell that occurs in large numbers in the blood, typically moving into tissue after injury or infection, where it destroys bacteria and other pathogens and releases cytokines.
adj.
Neutrophilic.

neutrophil

(ˈnjuːtrəˌfɪl) or

neutrophile

n
(Physiology) a leucocyte having a lobed nucleus and a fine granular cytoplasm, which stains with neutral dyes
adj
(Biology) Also: neutrophilic (of cells and tissues) readily stainable by neutral dyes

neu•tro•phil

(ˈnu trə fɪl, ˈnyu-)

also neu•tro•phile

(-ˌfaɪl)

adj.
1. (of a cell) easily stained with neutral dyes.
n.
2. a phagocytic white blood cell that contains neutrophil granules.
[1885–90]

neutrophil

The most plentiful type of white blood cell. See leukocytes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neutrophil - the chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes
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
microphage - a neutrophil that ingests small things (as bacteria)
Translations

neu·tro·phil

, neutrophile
n. neutrófilo, leucocito-fagocito que se tiñe con colorantes neutrales.

neutrophil

n neutrófilo
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QUESTION: My one-year-old has neutropenia, and his neutrophil count is very low (310).
Background and Objective: Increased neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a marker as well as predictor of various cardiac and non cardiac disorders.
Neutrophil infiltration into kidney was associated with the development of AKI, and P-selectin may be involved in the process of neutrophil recruitment in kidney.
Patients with alcoholism tend to have more hypersegmented neutrophil than control patients without alcoholism.
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of this therapy on absolute neutrophil counts (ANC), blood neutrophilic function (phagocytosis, oxidative burst activity), serum naturally occurring antibodies (NAbs), procalcitonin (PCT) in infected animals.
Automated hematology analyzer (Sysmex XP-100) was used to determine neutrophil counts.
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The inhibition of hydrogen peroxide production only inhibits the first wave of neutrophil wound infiltration.
Caption: In a study of pregnant monkeys, toxic pigment made by Strep B bacteria destroyed infection-fighting cells called neutrophils (healthy neutrophil, left; one exposed to a pigmented strain of Strep B, middle; one exposed to a hyperpigmented strain, right).
G-CSF is a glycoprotein that influences the survival, proliferation, differentiation, and function of mature neutrophil granulocytes and their precursors [9].
DPP1 is an enzyme that catalyzes the activation of neutrophil serine proteases (NSPs), which play a key role in pulmonary diseases such as non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (non-CF bronchiectasis).
Vitexin reduces neutrophil migration to inflammatory focus by down-regulating pro-inflammatory mediators via inhibition of p38, ERK1/2 and JNK pathway.