white blood cell


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The immune system goes into overdrive sending white blood cells to clear up the infection.
This is likely the most common cancer for sepsis because leukaemia is a cancer of the white blood cells - so the body produces too many.
One team has been investigating an efficient, inexpensive way to count white blood cells, and another has focused on astrocytes, star-shaped brain cells believed to play a role in neurological disorders like Lou Gehrig's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's disease.
This means the usual production of normal white blood cells, normal red blood cells and platelets in the bone marrow is reduced by the invading cancerous white cells leading to symptoms of anaemia, weight loss, fever, night sweats, bruising and recurring infections.
In this paper, we propose a new approach to implementing an automatic white blood cell classification system.
Blood samples were analyzed for telomere length of four types of leukocytes (white blood cells), and participants were quarantined for six days.
gingivalis attacks the C5 molecule and selectively generates C5a to manipulate white blood cells by undermining the communication between the C5a receptor and TLR2.
Similarly, white blood cell counts cannot be relied upon to identify young infants with bacteremia, according to another study by the same research team.
On admission, his temperature was 102.8[degrees] F and his white blood cell count was 20,300/[mm.sup.3].
Cell-mediated immunity does the job with a white blood cell called the killer, or cytotoxic, T cell.
Lymphocyte - A cell of the immune defense system, a white blood cell.
In diapedesis, the white blood cell changes its shape in order to squeeze between or through the epithelial cells that form the walls of the blood vessel.
A high total white blood cell count is a marker of inflammatory activity, and is recognised as a strong risk factor for coronary heart disease.
C-reactive protein concentration is superior to absolute neutrophil count and white blood cell count in picking up clinically undetectable serious bacterial infection in febrile children requiring antibiotic therapy, said Dr.