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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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Spurcell haemolysis occurs in about 3 percent of alcoholics with advanced liver disease, causing anaemia that progresses agents with cholesterol-lowering properties can be tried However, most alcoholic patients with spur cell haemolysis are not acceptable candidates for major abdominal surgery, because their coexisting advanced liver disease increases their risk of bleeding.
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.