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phagocytose

 [fag″o-si´tōs]
to envelop and destroy bacteria and other foreign material; phagocytize.
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phag·o·cy·tose

(fag'ō-si'tōz),
To perform phagocytosis, denoting the action of phagocytic cells.
Synonym(s): phagocytize
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phagocytose

(făg′ə-sĭ-tōs′, -tōz′, -sī′tōs, -tōz)
tr.v. phagocy·tosed, phagocy·tosing, phagocy·toses
To phagocytize.
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phag·o·cy·tose

(fag'ō-sī'tōs)
To perform phagocytosis, denoting the action of phagocytic cells.
Synonym(s): phagocytize.
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III, Monocytes/macrophages reduce the production of inflammatory cytokines and the efficiency of T cell activation, while they retain the ability to phagocytose and kill microorganisms through the generation of ROS and nitric oxide (NO).
Macrophages phagocytose aged or damaged red blood cells, using heme oxygenase 1 to release iron from heme, a recycling process that accounts for approximately 90% of the body's daily iron needs.
ATP released from damaged or infected cells that bind P2[Y.sub.2]R on leukocytes acts as a chemoattractant to draw in neutrophils and macrophages, which can then phagocytose the ailing cells and help resolve the inflammation.
gingivalis may phagocytose and lyse the PMNs and release cell contents like proteases especially cysteine proteases capable of degrading the laminin, fibronectin and collagen.
CD47 binds to SIRPa on macrophages and delivers a "do not eat" signal that inhibits the ability of macrophages to phagocytose malignant cells.
Although, some infected chicks may show a heterophil engulfed SE before treating with the Lactobacillus but all phagocytose heterophils engulfed only one SE per one heterophil (data not shown).
The ability of the mussel's hemocytes to engulf foreign particles, that is, phagocytosis was evaluated by determining phagocytic rate (the percentage of hemocytes that phagocytose particles) and phagocytic index (the average number of particles phagocytosed per hemocyte) according to the method of Carballal et al.
C'est a ce niveau que se situe la trame de notre propos qui n'est guere de montrer que c'est la journee internationale de la femme qui, a l'origine, cristallise les actions des femmes dans leur combat seculaire contre la phagocytose qu'est le patriarcat.
In the case of CNTs, if the length of the tubes is more than 15 [micro]m, which is the diameter of a phagocytic cell, it becomes difficult for the macrophages to phagocytose it [69].
During pathological insults, "activated" microglia were particularly shown to thicken and retract their processes, extend filopodia, proliferate and migrate, release factors and compounds influencing neuronal survival (such as proinflammatory cytokines, trophic factors, reactive oxygen species (ROS), etc.), and phagocytose pathogens, degenerating cells and debris, thus providing better understanding of their roles in orchestrating the inflammatory response [6].
In conclusion, this study suggests a role for PAF and related molecules in the anti-inflammatory pathway by which macrophages phagocytose MSU crystals.