from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of white blood cells having granules in the cytoplasm.

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  • n. Any of various blood cells that have granules in their cytoplasm.

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  • n. a leukocyte that has granules in its cytoplasm


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  • Something in coffee -- though researchers have yet to determine what exactly that "something" is -- interacts with caffeine, boosting levels of a growth factor called granulocyte colony stimulating factor GCSF that appears to fight off Alzheimer's disease in mice, according to the study that will be published next week in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

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  • I would have gone ahead with that version, but I was offered an alternative: I could inject a drug called granulocyte colony-stimulating factor to increase my body's production of stem cells so that many would migrate from bone to bloodstream. - Home Page

  • Read more: www. Watch the yellow arrow on this video which points out where a type of white blood cell called a granulocyte is killing cervical cancer cells. - Articles related to Physicians in Qatar work on treatment of ovarian cancer

  • In the study, researchers from the University of Melbourne focused on a protein called granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), which controls the growth, activation and survival of leukocytes, the white blood cells that are part of the immune system and that play a role in the development of COPD.

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  • The hormone, called granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF), was already known to boost production of white blood cells.


  • Neonatal specialists have increasingly been using a protein known as granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in the hope of increasing white blood cells and preventing infection.

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  • The patient-specific vaccine, which was injected eight times over five months, was designed to stimulate the patient's immune system and included an immune stimulator called granulocyte-colony stimulating factor.

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  • It had previously been demonstrated that the use of blood growth factors such as granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) were effective in raising white blood cell numbers and reducing the elevated risk of infection.

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  • It is now known to be caused by a defect in a gene on chromosome 1 (in 1p35-p34. 3) that codes for what is called the granulocyte colony-stimulating factor receptor (GCSFR - Articles related to PPD and Microsoft to Deliver Innovative REMS Solution Based on Microsoft Technologies

  • 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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