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neutrophils

; neutrophilic polymorphonuclearcytes mature white blood cells (40-70% of all circulating white blood cells) characterized by lobulated nuclei and granular cytoplasm; occur in tissue spaces, early in acute inflammation

neutrophils (ner·ō·trōˑ·filz),

n.pl white blood cells with cytoplasmic granules that consume harmful bacteria, fungi, and other foreign materials.
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Neutrophils are born in bone marrow and carry chemicals in hundreds of densely filled packets called granules, which look like dark spots under a microscope.
A researcher Koji Watanabe said that Neutrophils play an important role as a first-line 'innate immune response' when foreign pathogens invade.
Our results indicate that platelet-derived P-selectin is involved in the development of SAKI through inducing recruitment of neutrophils in kidney.
To compare Hypersegmented neutrophils in peripheral smear of 100 apparently healthy volunteers with history of alcoholism and compare with non-alcoholics.
The measurement of circulating, host-derived markers of inflammation and infection such as neutrophils and their functions, as well as procalcitonin (PCT) could be used to provide potentially valuable information regarding the pro-inflammatory status at the time of admission and during the course of antimicrobial therapy.
At least 100 well-stained non-shrunken neutrophils should be observed in the smear.
The leucocyte and platelet counts, neutrophil and eosinophil differential counts, and MPV were measured using an automated hematology analyzer (BC 5800, Mindray, Shenzhen, China).
Myeloperoxidase (mpo), and 146 kDa heme peroxidase, is mainly derived from neutrophils.
Neutrophils have shorter life spans than do macrophages and mast cells, and unlike macrophages and mast cells, neutrophils are released into the blood as mature or nearly mature cells devoid of proliferative potential [15].
This study provides a good insight into the possible mechanisms behind the anti-inflammatory effect of the flavonoid vitexin, and, of note, is the first study to demonstrate its multi-target activity through inhibition of leukocyte migration, particularly the neutrophils, and through inactivation of three pro-inflammatory pathways which may lead to inhibition of inflammatory cytokines, NO and PGE2release.
Differential expression of RANK, RANK-L, and osteoprotegerin by synovial fluid neutrophils from patients with rheumatoid arthritis and by healthy human blood neutrophil.