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- adj. Of or pertaining to phagocytes or phagocytosis
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or caused by phagocytes.
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- adj. capable of functioning as a phagocyte
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"There can be little doubt that the state of immunity which one attack of certain fevers confers against future attacks depends partly upon what is called the phagocytic action of leucocytes.
The study specifically demonstrated the "phagocytic respiratory burst of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) and monocytes were enhanced in adults that had been adjusted by chiropractors."
By the time agnathans appear on the scene, over 300 million years of evolution have resulted in phagocytic protolympocytes armed with non-rearranging Ig molecules, a valuable part of the innate immune system, ideally poised to take advantage of a fortuitous insertion of the transposon RAG elements resulting in adaptive immunity.
Interestingly, one mechanism by which phagocytic cells of the host immune system destroy pathogenic invaders is via release of reactive oxygen species.
Ilia I. Mechnikov (18451916) described the action of phagocytic cells in transparent starfish larvae.
Enhanced phagocytic cell respiratory burst induced by spinal manipulation: Potential role of substance P.
It is small wonder after so much evidence has been given on the valuable part played by the phagocytes, that research should concentrate on the conditions capable of strengthening phagocytic reaction.
But the amboceptors are nothing else than phagocytic products excreted in the other fluid surroundings.
The place of the phagocytic system in immunity has however emerged from the stage of theory and is now doctrinal.
It goes without saying that the phagocytic reaction is helped by every means at the organism's command.