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granulocyte

 [gran´u-lo-sīt″]
granular leukocyte. adj., adj granulocyt´ic.
band-form granulocyte band cell.
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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]
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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.
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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.
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Granulocyte

Any of several types of white blood cells that have granules in their cell substance. Neutrophils are the most common type of granulocyte.
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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]
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Chalazia are composed of chronic inflammatory cells, viz histiocytes, multinucleated giant cells, lymphocytes, plasma cells, a few polymorphonuclear leucocytes and eosinophils.
The results suggested that the effectiveness of hydroxyurea is due to its selective suppressant effect on the polymorphonuclear leucocytes which apparently play a central role in this disease.
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The inflammatory cell infiltrate in the proliferating epithelial linings consists predominantly of polymorphonuclear leucocytes whereas the adjacent fibrous capsule is infiltrated mainly by chronic inflammatory cells.
It has long been known that smoking induces functional and morphological changes in polymorphonuclear leucocytes and it may cause an exaggerated release of chemotactic factors including IL-4, IL-1,TNFa, transforming growth factor ss (TGFss) which has been associated with psoriasis severity.15,16 In our study smoking seems to be directly associated with severity of disease.
The following structures were looked under the microscope Epithelial cells, Goblet cells, Mucin spots, Mucin strands, Foreign body debris Other cells like polymorphonuclear leucocytes. Normal epithelial cells look like sheets of small cells or some individual cells whose nucleus fills most of the cytoplasm whereas abnormal cells are enlarged, separated with a nucleus of the same size, shrunken or absent.
A presumptive diagnosis of gonococcal infection was made on observing polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMNLs) with Gram-negative intracellular diplococci (ICDC).
Reports revealed grams stain showing polymorphonuclear leucocytes and gram positive cocci.
[5] Pentoxifylline is also known to increase whole blood filtration rate and deformability of erythrocytes [2] and polymorphonuclear leucocytes in the tissues.