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Related to corpuscular: corpuscular radiation, corpuscular theory


Relating to a corpuscle.


Relating to a corpuscle.


(kor'pus-el) [L. corpusculum, little body]
1. Any small rounded body.
2. An encapsulated sensory nerve ending.
3. A blood cell. corpuscular (kor-pus'kyu-lar), adjective

axis corpuscle

The center of a tactile corpuscle.

blood corpuscle.

An erythrocyte or leukocyte.

bone corpuscle

Bone cell.

cancroid corpuscle

The characteristic nodule in cutaneous epithelioma.

cartilage corpuscle


chromophil corpuscle

Nissl body.

chyle corpuscle

A corpuscle seen in chyle.

colloid corpuscle

Corpus amylaceum.

colostrum corpuscle

A cell containing phagocytosed fat globules, present in milk secreted the first few days after parturition.

corneal corpuscle

A type of connective tissue cell found in the fibrous tissue of the cornea.

Drysdale's corpuscle

See: Drysdale's corpuscle

genital corpuscle

An encapsulated sensory nerve ending resembling a pacinian corpuscle that is found in the skin of the external genitalia and nipples.

ghost corpuscle

See: red cell ghost

Gierke's corpuscle

Hassall's corpuscle.

Golgi-Mazzoni corpuscle

See: Golgi-Mazzoni corpuscle

Hassall's corpuscle

See: Hassall's corpuscle

Krause's corpuscle

See: Krause's corpuscle

lymph corpuscle


malpighian corpuscle

1. Renal corpuscle.
2. A malpighian body of the spleen.

Mazzoni's corpuscle

See: Krause's corpuscle.

Meissner's corpuscle

See: Meissner's corpuscle

milk corpuscle

A fat-filled globule present in milk. It represents the distal end of a mammary gland cell broken off in apocrine secretion.

pacinian corpuscle

An encapsulated nerve ending found in the dermis, subcutaneous tissue, and other connective tissue membranes; it is a sensory receptor for pressure.

Purkinje corpuscle

See: Purkinje cell

red corpuscle


red blood corpuscle

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renal corpuscle

A glomerulus and Bowman's capsule of the nephron of a kidney, the site of glomerular filtration.
Synonym: malpighian corpuscle (1) See: illustration

reticulated corpuscle

An obsolete term for reticulocyte.
See: reticulocyte

Ruffini corpuscle

See: Ruffini, Angelo

splenic corpuscle

A nodule of lymphatic tissue in the spleen.

tactile corpuscle

A sensory receptor that responds to touch (e.g., Meissner's corpuscle). Tactile corpuscles are located in the dermal papillae just beneath the epidermis and are most numerous on the fingertips, toes, soles, palms, lips, nipples, and tip of the tongue.

terminal corpuscle

A nerve ending.

white corpuscle


white blood corpuscle

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1] Nonstandard abbreviations: HRI, heme-regulated eIF2[alpha] kinase; Hb, hemoglobin; r-HuEPO, recombinant human erythropoietin; sTfR, serum transferrin receptor; R/F ratio, ratio of serum transferrin receptor to serum ferritin; CRP, C-reactive protein; MCHC, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration; MCV, mean corpuscular volume; CHr, reticulocyte hemoglobin content; TNF-[alpha], tumor necrosis factor-[alpha]; IL, interleukin; and MCH, mean corpuscular hemoglobin.
Other data included hemoglobin (Hb), MCV, MCH, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), hemoglobin F (HbF) and hemoglobin A2 (HbA2).
Hemoglobin and erythrocyte mean corpuscular volume were measured in a Coulter[R] STKS counter (Beckman Coulter).
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In addition to GGT and CDT, aspartate aminotransferase (ASAT) and alanine aminotransferase (ALAT) as well as erythrocyte mean corpuscular volume (MCV) are frequently used as markers for alcohol abuse (6).
The technologist records values for the white blood count, the red blood count, hemoglobin, mean corpuscular volume, and the platelet count (any other parameter can be monitored if one wishes).
Hemoglobin, mean corpuscular volume (MCV), and mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) measurements were performed on a Coulter STKS automated hematology analyzer.
In all participants we determined hemoglobin, hematocrit, mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), platelet count, serum cobalamin, serum and erythrocyte folate, tHcy, MMA, and serum creatinine.
It requires the input of red blood cell counts, hematocrits, hemoglobins, and mean corpuscular volumes.
Nonstandard abbreviations: WBC, white blood cell; RBC, red blood cell; Hb, hemoglobin; MCV, mean corpuscular volume; MCH, mean corpuscular hemoglobin; MCHC, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration; RDW, red cell distribution width; IDA, iron deficiency anemia; and ACD, anemia of chronic disease.