respiratory burst

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res·pi·ra·to·ry burst

the marked increase in metabolic activity that occurs in phagocytes and certain other cells following binding of particles resulting in an increase in oxygen consumption, formation of superoxide anion, formation of hydrogen peroxide, and activation of the hexose monophosphate shunt.
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The detection of the defect in the neutrophil respiratory burst activity is an important part of the investigation of patients with CGD (5).
Both methods measured the ability of neutrophils to mount a neutrophil respiratory burst and results of the NBT test and those from the DHR fluorescence test showed good correlation.
All these data suggest that the inhibitory effect of Iso on neutrophil respiratory burst may be part of the pharmacological bases of the anti-inflammation activity of Belamcanda chinensis.
A new side effect of inhaled nitric oxide in neonates and infants with pulmonary hypertension: functional impairment of the neutrophil respiratory burst.

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