acanthocyte

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Noun1.acanthocyte - an abnormal red blood cell that has thorny projections of protoplasmacanthocyte - an abnormal red blood cell that has thorny projections of protoplasm
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
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The hormone can then bind to these cells and spur cell proliferation.
Progestin, which seems to repress estrogen receptors in the uterus' inner lining, may activate these receptors in the breast and spur cell growth, Schairer says.
Moreover, studies by his team have shown that at levels typically found in the gut, ammonia can damage cells, spur cell proliferation (a potentially precancerous event), and promote the development of chemically induced colon cancer in rats.