fixed phagocyte

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a phagocyte that does not circulate in the blood but is fixed in the liver or spleen or bone marrow etc

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The wall of the terminal arterioles is formed by flattened endothelial cells, and the fixed phagocytes are attached to the outer surface of the endothelium (Factor & Naar 1990).
Saint-Hilaire (1893) described the concentration of carmine particles and other substances injected into the blood of "l'ecrevisse" and noted their concentration in "le pancreas" associated with branches of the hepatic artery, but probably did not recognize the role of the fixed phagocytes. Cuenot described "l'organe phagocytaire" associated with the final branches (terminal arterioles) of the hepatic artery (1903), studied the concentration of injected ink in 43 species of European decapods (1905), and is generally recognized for discovery of the ubiquitous occurrence and importance of these fixed phagocytes of the digestive gland (Johnson 1987).
(1981) showed that the fixed phagocytes played a role in removing the gaffkemia bacterium (Aerococcus viridans var.
The relative importance of the fixed phagocytes of the digestive gland, compared with phagocytic cells in circulation and in the gills, has not been determined.
This early evidence shows that environmental conditions may alter the activity of the immune system, and that the fixed phagocytes play an important (if not well understood) role in cellular immunity.
Separation of the terminal hepatic arterioles from the digestive gland tissue by sieving results in segments of isolated arterioles surrounded by their attached fixed phagocytes (Fig.
Most of the microspheres that have been taken up by the fixed phagocytes are out of focus and collectively appear as fluorescent clouds.