polymorphonuclear leukocytes

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polymorphonuclear leukocytes (pol´ēmôr´fōnoo´klēər loo´kō-sīts),

n.pl white blood cells with nuclei of varied forms. See also leukocyte polymorphonuclear (PMN) and neutrophil.
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Polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) are neutrophils that act as the first line of defense responding to a bacterial challenge.
The infiltration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes in a tissue is characteristic of acute inflammation and indicates the collective action of chemotactic mediators.
The subunits then assemble into the active ring-form on the membrane of a polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) or macrophage.
Interesting feature that combine all the benign epithelial colorectal tumors is the participation of population of polymorphonuclear leukocytes in the process of intercellular integration, which was not noted in the study of parenchymal-stromal interactions in the tumors with other localizations.
free radicals) by polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs).
celtidifolius contains substances with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, mainly in the EAF and 63SF, which reduced the oxidative parameters (superoxide anion and MDA production), plasma extravasation and cell migration, mainly of polymorphonuclear leukocytes.
CSF typically shows marked pleocytosis, consisting of hundreds to thousands of predominantly polymorphonuclear leukocytes (5).
Polymorphonuclear leukocytes, a form of white blood cells, decreased in humans and in animals to 33% less than normal.
Polymorphonuclear leukocytes and monocytes drive the distinguishing genetic profile of ischemic stroke.

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