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  • n. Plural form of granulocyte.

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Examples

  • Children born with this condition lack neutrophils (a type of white blood cell that is important in fighting infection, also called granulocytes).

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  • The treatment will involve transfusing specific white blood cells, called granulocytes, from select donors, into patients with advanced forms of cancer.

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  • "So you can have a normal white count, but what you are actually missing is a bunch of cells called granulocytes, which are critical when it comes to fighting off infections," he said.

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  • It is administered in combination with granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), a growth factor that is naturally produced by the body and stimulates the production of more white blood cells, especially the two types called granulocytes and macrophages that are involved in immune response.

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  • His device is even sensitive enough to discern different types of cells that look similar, such as granulocytes, monocytes, and lymphocytes, white blood cells that appear identical except for their differently shaped nuclei.

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  • These assays are performed by flow cytometry using several comprehensive panels of monoclonal antibodies including specific markers for lymphocytes, monocytes, and granulocytes.

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  • The Blood Bank Medical Directors are available 24/7 on pager to assist with any urgent medical questions and interpretation including product requests for HLA matched/crossmatched platelets, granulocytes, transfusion reactions and complex blood bank testing results.

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  • On the fourth day of culture, these cells gave rise to myelocytes containing specific, or secondary, granules . . . indicating the development of fully mature granulocytes.

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  • In acute granulocytic leukemia, the marrow produces too many precursors of granulocytes (called myeloblasts), a type of white blood cell, that when mature, fights infections, particularly infections from bacteria.

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  • When Kate got infections, I had to donate granulocytes.

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