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process in which phagocytes engulf and digest microorganisms and cellular debris

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Human monocytes tolerant to LPS retain the ability to phagocytose bacteria and generate reactive oxygen species.
With increased [[lambda].sub.z], there would be more macrophages to phagocytose and clear the rapidly growing density of blood schizonts.
Macrophages phagocytose aged or damaged erythrocytes, recycling the iron contained in heme using heme oxygenase 1 to release the iron [29] (Figure 1).
Neutrophils, or polymorphonuclear leukocytes, play an important role in host defense against bacterial or fungal pathogens due to their ability to penetrate into infected tissue and phagocytose and kill microbes.
Holmes, "Alveolar macrophages from subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are deficient in their ability to phagocytose apoptotic airway epithelial cells," Immunology & Cell Biology, vol.
Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) stimulates macrophages in the drainage angle to phagocytose debris in the angle.
Probably because of this alteration in the macrophage phenotype, s[PLA.sub.2]-V-null macrophages have a reduced ability to phagocytose extracellular materials.
Neutrophils are known to phagocytose red cells infected with malarial parasites (24).
Animal studies have shown that chronic alcohol exposure causes significant alveolar macrophage dysfunction, leaving these normally active immune cells poorly equipped to phagocytose or kill invading organisms (Brown et al.
Because there has been no evidence that anti-VEGF drugs modify the function of macrophages and microglia which can phagocytose debris and red blood cells, one can only postulate that ranibizumab does not facilitate the absorption of intraretinal hemorrhage directly but rather suppresses new bleeding and thus seemingly accelerates absorption [109].
The bacteria reach the alveoli in the lungs, where the alveolar macrophages phagocytose them.
Unlike post-AFs treated necrotic PMN, neutrophils exposed to mix of [AFB.sub.1] and [AFM.sub.1] were less efficient to phagocytose and kill S.
After activation, those cells quickly change to phagocytose any unwanted particles and secrete more proinflammatory cytokines to facilitate an immune response [33].
Neutrophils are rapidly recruited to the site of Leishmania infection and phagocytose the parasites [20, 21].
But the neutrophils are unable to phagocytose and degrade the bacilli.