phagocytic index


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phagocytic index

n.
Any of various indexes used to assess phagocytic activity, as by separating out phagocytes (neutrophils and macrophages) from a blood sample, incubating the phagocytes with bacteria, and determining the average number of bacteria ingested per phagocyte.
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Total hemocyte count, phagocytic activity and phagocytic index, and serum antioxidant activity were determined to assess innate immune system function and oxidative stress, respectively.
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The phagocytic index was calculated as the percentage of cells performing phagocytosis using the mean number of particles per cells.
Additionally, we examined the effect of coculture on the phagocytic index of M[PHI] in response to zymosan exposure.
(b) The phagocytic index was determined by counting the number of phagocytosed florescent microspheres per 100 macrophages.
Determination of phagocytic activity and phagocytic index Phagocytic activity was determined according to Kawahara et al.
Phagocytic index (a) showed significantly higher response in all three polysaccharides administered groups.
The results were expressed as percentage of heterophils with bacteria and phagocytic index (PI), where PI = (the percentage of heterophils containing bacteria) x (the average number of bacteria per ingesting heterophil).