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corpuscle

 [kor´pus'l]
any small mass or body. adj., adj corpus´cular.
blood corpuscle blood cell.
colostrum c's large rounded bodies in colostrum, containing droplets of fat and sometimes a nucleus.
Krause's corpuscle end-bulb.
malpighian corpuscle the funnel-like structure constituting the beginning of the structural unit of the kidney (nephron) and comprising the malpighian capsule and its partially enclosed glomerulus. Called also renal corpuscle.
Meissner's corpuscle tactile corpuscle.
Purkinje's c's large, branched nerve cells composing the middle layer of the cortex of the cerebellum.
red corpuscle (red blood corpuscle) erythrocyte.
renal corpuscle malpighian corpuscle.
tactile corpuscle a medium-sized nerve ending in the skin, particularly the fingertips and lips; called also Meissner's corpuscle and tactile papilla.
white corpuscle (white blood corpuscle) leukocyte.

blood cell

one of the cells of the blood, a leukocyte or erythrocyte.
Synonym(s): blood corpuscle

blood corpuscle

Etymology: AS, blod + L, corpusculum, little body
an old term for a blood cell, an erythrocyte, a leukocyte, and sometimes a thrombocyte.

blood corpuscle

A virtually extinct term for any cell which is normally present in the peripheral circulation such as the, red corpuscle (red blood cell) and white corpuscle (white blood cell or leukocyte).

blood corpuscle

a white or red BLOOD cell suspended in a watery matrix, the plasma.

Patient discussion about blood corpuscle

Q. what is a normal red blood cell count for breast cancer after operation

A. i know that the normal count is between 4.2 to 5.9 million cells/cmm. if you have anything else- i think this question should be to the Doctor...cause even if someone here will tell you it's ok that it's a bit low- the Doctor should know that and he has your chart with all your medical information. there for i would give him a phone call to ask if it's o.k. - unless you are in the normal average i told you, then you shouldn't worry about it.

Q. can i get a short explanation about white blood cells and their job? what does it mean if i have a insafition

A. White blood cells (WBC's) are the ones responsible for the immune system in the body. The white blood cell count rises in cases of infection, steroid use and other conditions. A low white blood cell count can have many causes, which need to be further evaluated by a doctor.

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Toxic effect of petrol fumes on white blood corpuscles.
Prior Information Notice: Separator blood corpuscles.
Pernicious anemia (PA) is a chronic illness where body fails to produce normal healthy red blood corpuscles (RBCs) because of deficiency of vitamin B12 required for normal cell growth.
Alteration in the function of capillary endothelium, the rigidity of red blood corpuscles and changes in the oxygen dissociation curve that occur as a result of chronic hyperglycemia are factors which affect the host ability to combat infection.
When the blood was examined under the microscope a few minutes after the intravenous injection of India ink, distinct black particles of carbon were seen floating among the blood corpuscles.
The ratio of lymphocytes in white blood corpuscles, which averages 40% among ordinary people, also dropped below 10%, and the figure for Ouchi and Shinohara is as low as 2%.
They spent much of their time on the mountain in their sleeping bags "waiting for supplies to be carried up the glacier, waiting for the weather to clear, waiting for our red blood corpuscles to multiply.
What's more, he was able to ascertain that the iron was present, specifically, in the red blood corpuscles.
The mean Red Blood Corpuscles (RBC) count in anaemic population was: male--3.
Venom from Naja naja and Naja naja karachiensis were found to destabilize human red blood corpuscles membrane (HRBC) however the effect of later was found somewhat severe.
Using it he could see red blood corpuscles in detail for the first time and found that they were biconcave disks, rather like candy Lifesavers in which the holes had not been punched through.
Microscopic examination: Red blood corpuscles, pus cells, epithelial cells and crystals and casts.