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heterophil

 [het´er-o-fil″]
1. a finely granular polymorphonuclear leukocyte represented by neutrophils in human, but characterized in other mammals by granules that have variable sizes and staining characteristics.
2. heterophilic (def. 1).
heterophil antibody a characteristic antibody found with infectious mononucleosis, demonstrated in 90 to 95 per cent of adolescents and adults and 50 per cent of children with the disease. It declines in titer after acute illness has resolved but may be detectable for up to 9 months after disease onset.

het·er·o·phil

, heterophile (het'ĕr-ō-fil, -fīl),
1. Pertaining to heterogenetic or cross-reacting antigens occurring in different species or to antibodies directed against such antigens.
2. The neutrophilic leukocyte in humans; in some animals, the granules vary in size and staining reaction.
[hetero- + G. philos, fond]

het·er·o·phil

, heterophile (het'ĕr-ō-fil, -fīl)
1. The neutrophilic leukocyte.
2. Pertaining to heterogenetic antigens occurring in different species or to antibodies directed against such antigens.
[hetero- + G. philos, fond]

heterophil

an organism that is afforded natural immunity by the possession of nonspecific antigens and antibodies.
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The leukocytes, heterophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes of ducks with increased BCS suggests that these birds may have an increased ability to have an appropriate stress response and ability to ward off infection.
Concerning the results of GP on WBC count and lymphocyte, heterophils and H/L ratio revealed that Lymphocte count of chicks fed diet containing probiotic and herbal plant had recorded significant increase (p<0.01) and reduced hetrophils and L/H ratio, but the WBC count was not altered with GPs.
Leucogram included white cells total count (white blood cells-WBC), white blood differential counts (heterophils, lymphocytes, basophils, eosinophils and monocytes) and thrombocytes.
Haematological parameters such as RBC WBC PCV Hb MCV MCH MCHC ESR together with Heterophils % lymphocytes% and H/L ratio were revealed by routine methods (Campbell 1988)..STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
These results are in disagreement with (Campo et al., 2008) that heterophil number increased with CS.
However, a significant decline (P greater than 0.05) in lymphocyte population was observed both in yogurt and garlic fed groups at different days of interval, which may be relative decrease to Heterophil or due to use of live vaccine.
In the present study, all clinical blood parameters except hematocrit, CPK, lymphocyte cell count, heterophil cell count, and AST were rejected from the stepwise regression model ([r.sup.2] = 0.54; p = 0.003).
[1] Nonstandard abbreviations: Rf, rheumatoid factor; HAMA, human anti-mouse antibody; HBR, heterophil blocking reagent; HFP, heterophilic false positive; hCG, human chorionic gonadotropin; FSH, follicle-stimulating hormone; and LH, luteinizing hormone.
We counted four types of leukocytes: heterophils (or neutrophils), eosinophils, monocytes, and lymphocytes.
Serum heterophil counts and the heterophil to lymphocyte ratio (H/L ratio), both considered stress indicators [42], were decreased in birds fed 300 ppm OEO.
[21] The heterophil counts Tarictic hornbill, Rufous hornbill, and Palawan hornbill are 12.51 x [10.sup.3] cells/[mm.sup.3] [+ or -] 2.98, 10.53 x [10.sup.3] cells/[mm.sup.3] [+ or -] 1.81, and 6.58 x [10.sup.3] cells/[mm.sup.3], respectively, which fall within the range of values from closely related birds established by Fowler and Miller.