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  • n. Plural form of leukocyte.

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Examples

  • Inflammation begins when the immune system detects a problem somewhere in the body and sends a legion of special cells, called leukocytes, to deal with it.

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  • The goal of the study was to understand how immune cells called leukocytes travel to inflammation sites, and what signaling mechanisms are involved.

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  • Also known as leukocytes, the white blood cells are responsible for maintaining the immune system's response to foreign substances and infection.

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  • White blood cells, also called leukocytes or immune cells, fight infections in the human body in many different ways.

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  • Previous research has shown that a crucial step in this process occurs when white blood cells, called leukocytes, stick to the inner lining of the blood vessels, called the endothelium.

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  • Causing the inflammatory cells, such as leukocytes, to move out of the inflamed area?

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  • White blood cells are "leukocytes," or ""lymphocytes" hooray! same number of syllables, plus there's a differentiation in kind.

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  • Their contagion's much stronger than your leukocytes

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  • (The presence of the IUD in the uterus causes the uterine lining to release leukocytes (white blood cells) that attack the sperm.)

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  • This effect allows aspirin to inhibit granulocyte adherence to damaged vasculature, stabilize lysosomes and inhibit the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and macrophages to the site of inflammation.

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