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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Your getting the small yellow light to appear involves the right and left Shift keys, marked with the blue dot, and the cursor in the matrix.
Results of a CBC showed a persistent anemia and a significantly improved leukocytosis without a left shift (Table 1).
Four of the other 5 missed cases would be detected only by reducing the left shift flag to the factory-default setting.
Majority showed normal curve with left shift and mild broad base curve.
For the BABY CAR hold down the LEFT SHIFT and select the ALPINE RACER
7) Sensitivity of leucocytosis is 52-96% and left shift is 39-96%.
The left shift with a monocytosis indicated chronic active inflammation.
Laboratory testing showed a peripheral leukocytosis with a left shift.
Her complete blood count revealed leukocytosis with a white blood cell count of 17,000 and a left shift of 6% bands.
But the classic left shift of transitional neutrophils, as an indicator of acute inflammation or infection, has become somewhat problematic with these instruments.
Her white blood cell count was 17,200/[micro]1 with a left shift.
The areas used to define cells of the Left Shift and Immature Gran categories are separated in the 4-DIFF and IMI scattergrams of the XE-2100, whereas on analyzers of the NE-series, the Left Shift area is integrated in the Immature Gran area.