postantibiotic leukocyte enhancement


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post·an·ti·bi·ot·ic leu·ko·cyte en·hance·ment

(PALE) (pōst'an'ti-bī-ot'ik lū'kō-sīt en-hans'mĕnt)
Increased susceptibility of bacteria, after exposure to antibiotics, to intracellular killing or phagocytosis by leukocytes.
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