plasmacyte


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plasmacyte

 [plaz´mah-sīt]
plasma cell. adj., adj plasmacyt´ic.

plas·ma cell

an ovoid cell with an eccentric nucleus; the cytoplasm is strongly basophilic because of the abundant RNA in its endoplasmic reticulum; plasma cells are derived from B lymphocytes and are active in the formation and secretion of antibodies.
Synonym(s): plasmacyte

plasmacyte

/plas·ma·cyte/ (-sīt) plasma cell.plasmacyt´ic

plasmacyte

(plăz′mə-sīt′)

plas·ma cell

(plaz'mă sel)
An ovoid cell with an eccentric nucleus having chromatin arranged like a clock face or spokes of a wheel; the cytoplasm is strongly basophilic because of the abundant RNA in its endoplasmic reticulum; plasma cells are derived from B lymphocytes and are active in the formation of antibodies.
Synonym(s): plasmacyte.

plasmacyte, plasmocyte

see plasma cell.
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Complete blood cell count showed a macrocytic anemia with a hemoglobin concentration of 97 g/L, rouleaux formation, and circulating plasmacytes.
The so activated B-cells transform into plasmacytes, commence manufacturing antibodies specific to the allergen peptides in question, multiply, and secrete soluble forms of the specific receptor molecule, in other words, allergen specific IgE antibodies conforming with the original allergen peptides, into the lymph and general circulation.
The cellular phenotype in the small intestine consisted primarily of lymphocytes and plasmacytes.
The infiltration of numerous IgG4-positive plasmacytes near acinar and ductal cells and around lymphoid follicles was confirmed in BLEL, which was completely consistent with the previous reports.

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