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granulocyte

 [gran´u-lo-sīt″]
granular leukocyte. adj., adj granulocyt´ic.
band-form granulocyte band cell.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

gran·u·lo·cyte

(gran'yū-lō-sīt'),
A mature granular leukocyte; includes neutrophilic, acidophilic, and basophilic types of polymorphonuclear leukocytes; respectively, neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils.
[granulo- + G. kytos, cell]
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granulocyte

(grăn′yə-lō-sīt′)
n.
Any of a group of white blood cells having granules in the cytoplasm. Neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils are granulocytes.

gran′u·lo·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
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gran·u·lo·cyte

(gran'yū-lō-sīt)
A mature granular leukocyte, including neutrophilic, acidophilic, and basophilic types of polymorphonuclear leukocytes, i.e., respectively, neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils.
[granulo- + G. kytos, cell]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

granulocyte

A white blood cell (LEUKOCYTE) containing granules. Granulocytes include NEUTROPHILS, BASOPHILS, EOSINOPHILS and their precursors. MAST CELLS are also granulocytes. These cells are components of the immune system.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

granulocyte

a type of white blood cell (LEUCOCYTE) that possesses granules in the cytoplasm and is formed in the bone marrow. Granulocytes form about 70% of all leucocytes and are of three types: EOSINOPHILS, BASOPHILS and NEUTROPHILS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Granulocyte

Any of several types of white blood cells that have granules in their cell substance. Neutrophils are the most common type of granulocyte.
Mentioned in: Neutropenia
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

gran·u·lo·cyte

(gran'yū-lō-sīt)
A mature granular leukocyte, including neutrophilic, acidophilic, and basophilic types of polymorphonuclear leukocytes, i.e., respectively, neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils.
[granulo- + G. kytos, cell]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The peripheral blood smear showed 60% polymorphonuclear cells cell, 36% lymphocytes, and 4% monocytes with no toxic granulations.
Biological tests revealed the following abnormalities: hyper leucocytosis at 21G/L (normal <10) with 90% of polymorphonuclear cells and a marked inflammatory syndrome with a C-reactive protein level at 347 mg/L (normal <5) and a fibrinogen at 11.5 g/L (normal <5.0).
This leads to the mobilization of polymorphonuclear cells (neutrophils and eosinophils), inflammation, and tissue swelling [16,17].
Gram stain of the fluid revealed 4+ polymorphonuclear cells and 3+ gram-negative bacilli, with a pure culture of anaerobic gram-negative rods isolated in culture.
Hb:g/dL 15.6-25 g/dL (15.6 to 25.0 g) Hematocrit 0.55-0.80 L/L Red blood cells 6.5-12.5 x [10.sup.12]/L Mean cell volume 70-95fL (microcytic, normocytic) White blood cells 8-50 (x[10.sup.9]/L) Polymorphonuclear cells 75% to 90% Platelets 1000-6000 (x[10.sup.9]/L) It becomes necessary to define PV further.
Laboratory findings were significant for mildly elevated leukocyte count (11,400 [mm.sup.3]), 59.4% polymorphonuclear cells, 26.8% lymphocytes, and 2% eosinophils.
nucleatum as well can induce the apoptotic cell death in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and in polymorphonuclear cells (PMNs) through a heat-labile surface protein.
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