left shift


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left shift

Hematology An ↑ in a peripheral blood smear of immature granulocytes with ↓ nuclear segmentation, ie 'band' forms, due to ↑ production of myeloid cells in the BM, caused by acute infection Physiology An ↑ in Hb's affinity for O2–as represented by the oxygen dissociation curve, where the P50 is ↓ and shifted to the left, as occurs with ↑ pH–Bohr effect or ↓ temperature. Cf Right shift.

left shift

1. In hematology, an increase in the number of immature polymorphonuclear leukocytes in the circulating blood. See: Arneth's classification of neutrophils
2. In acid-base physiology, a left-shifted oxyhemoglobin dissociation level, indicating an increased affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen.
Synonym: shift to the left
See also: shift

left

left-hand side. See specific sites, e.g. left atrium, displacement of abomasum, ventricle.

left colon displacement
causes colic in horses; caused by entrapment of the left colon behind the nephrosplenic ligament; requires surgical intervention; manifested clinically by absence of the pelvic flexure of the colon from the left ventral abdomen.
left shift
see shift to the left.
left-sided recurrent laryngeal neuropathy
see laryngeal hemiplegia.
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Results of the CBC showed a worsening anemia, an improving leukocytosis, and a mild left shift (Table 1).
Evidence of fever or elevated white blood cell count or a left shift is commonly associated with appendicitis (sensitivity 67%, specificity 79%).
Laboratory findings of elevated hematocrit and hemoglobin levels, dramatic leukocytosis left shift with increased band forms greater than 10%, and positive culture or nucleic acid-based microbial testing for C.
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Participants responded on the right and left shift keys, each of which was labeled with a blue sticker.
The causes of FN results (n = 13) obtained by the instrument were a failure in signalizing increased granulocytes in three cases, increased granulocytes with left shift in two cases, increased monocytes in four cases, increased eosinophils in two cases, decreased lymphocytes in two cases, and increased lymphocytes in two cases.
From Jamsa's book, I found that you could hold that autostart back by pressing the left shift button when you inserted the CD-ROM.
4-6) Results of a complete blood cell count may show leukocytosis, neutrophilia with left shift, and thrombocytopenia.