One of a group of leukocytes whose granules stain only with neutral dyes; it is the chief phagocytic leukocyte in the circulating blood, comprising from 54% to 65% of the total number of leukocytes.
the most common type of cell within the granulocyte group of white blood cells.
a polymorphonuclear phagocytic white blood cell containing characteristic granules.
Phagocytic white blood cell produced in the bone marrow that plays a role in immune defense.
The most common type of white blood cell in the bloodstream. It fights bacterial infections. Also called segmented neutrophils or segs. If your neutrophil or seg count is less than 1,000, you are at great risk for infection.
the principal phagocyte (microbe-eating) cell in the blood. This blood cell is the main cell that combats infections. Often, it is not present in sufficient quantities in patients with acute leukemia or after chemotherapy. A severe deficiency of neutrophils increases the patient's susceptibility to infection.
neuter = neither + philein = to love; of cells with no strong affinity for acidic or basic dyes; specific type of leucocyte.
type of white blood cell that protects the body from infection
the most numerous white cell in the blood. it can eat microbes and destroy them once engulfed: it is a phagocytic cell.
A granulocyte having fine neutrophilic (pink-violet) granules in the cytoplasm. The nucleus is divided into two or more lobes; each lobe is usually connected by a filament.
polymorphonuclear leukocyte and end stage cell of granulopoiesis in bone marrow that participates in control of infection and inflammation.
(NEW troh fill): Type of white blood cell.
A microphage that is very numerous and normally the first of the mobile phagocytic cells to arrive at an area of injury or infection.
granular leucocyte necessary for phagocytosis and the removal of bacteria and cellular debris.
The most common type of white blood cell. They are the immune system's primary defense against bacterial infections. The normal range for neutrophils is from 3000 to 7000.
The most numerous of the white blood cells, important for helping the body fight infections (see also bands and stabs).
a white blood cell which contains a lobed nucleus and fine granules. These cells fight bacterial infection.
Type of granulocyte (white blood cell) that functions to destroy bacteria.
A white blood cell with important roles in the immune and inflammatory systems.
a white blood cell that fights infections; a type of phagocyte
the chief phagocytic leukocyte; stains with either basic or acid dyes
a phagocytic, short-lived granulocytic cell that is recruited to sites of infection, tissue damage, and cell death to aid in clean-up
a white blood cell distinguished by a lobed nucleus and granular cytoplasm that has the capability of ingesting and killing bacteria by releasing various substances, such as lysozyme (antibacterial enzyme) and oxidizing agents
Specific type of white blood cell; plays a role in fighting infections
Type of white blood cell; also called a poly; granulocyte; the body's primary defense against harmful bacteria.
name for the most numerous type of phagocyte.
The most common type of white blood cell. Neutrophils help the body fight infection. Since the most common type of white blood cell is the neutrophil, a low white blood cell count usually indicates that the neutrophil count is low. It is easier to get an infection and harder to recover from an infection when the number of neutrophils in the bloodstream is low.
Type of white blood cell; also call granulocyte or polymorphonuclear leukocyte (poly). Normal values are 50-60 percent or 3,000 to 7,000 in number.
An immune cell that ingests and degrades foreign organisms. Neutrophils are the most abundant type of white blood cells, and are the first to rush to the site of an infection and attack foreign antigens.
White blood cell also known as a polymorphonuclear leucocyte which phagocytoses bacteria. The main cell type involved in acute inflammation.
Most prevalent white blood cell. Characterized by a highly lobulated nucleus, with 4 lobes being typical. A small barr body is found in females and represents a condensed innactive X chromosome. Neutrophils are highly phagocytic and represent the body's first line of defense against bacterial invasion. Although not readily apparent, the cytoplasm contains numerous granules, making neutrophils one of the granular leucocytes.
Most abundant of polymorphonuclear leukocytes; an important phagocyte; so called because it stains with both acidic and basic stains.
a type of white blood cell that fights bacteria (also called segs and bands).
Protective white blood cells.
A special white cell identified in the blood count. These cells are a very important defence against bacterial infection .
Circulating white blood cell; a type of granulocyte; the predominant cell type in acute inflammation; also called polymorphonuclear cell (PMN) or polymorphonuclear leukocyte.
A type of white blood cell that is very important in fighting infection. Your doctor will regularly measure your neutrophil count if you are having chemotherapy.
a type of white blood cell that fights bacterial infection (also called a granulocyte).
The most important and plentiful of the white blood cells. Protects the body against infection by absorbing and destroying waste or harmful material such as disease producing bacteria.
A mature white blood cell that fights bacterial infections.
The most numerous type of white blood cell, important for helping the body fight infections.
A specific type of immune cell that can cause tissue damage in the late phase of an allergic reaction.
a white blood cell (granulocytes) that is filled with chemicals that can destroy (digest) microorganisms. These cells are the body's front line defense against bacterial infection.
The most common type of white blood cell in the bloodstream. It helps defend against bacterial infections.
a granular leukocyte
a type of GRANULOCYTE that is especially protective against bacterial and fungal infections. Neutrophils are also called polymorphonuclear cells (PMNs) because of their internal structure.
Type of leukocyte (white blood cell) that travels through the blood to an injured site via a process called chemotaxis
a type of granulocyte, found in the blood and tissues that are capable of ingesting microorganisms.
(NOO-tro-fihl) A type of granular, phagocytic white blood cell characterized by a cytoplasm that stains pink in a neutral stain.
Also called polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) leukocyte. A white blood cell that plays a central role in defense of a host against infection. Neutrophils engulf and kill foreign microorganisms.
most abundant type of white blood cell, or leukocyte, that is active in immune responses and inflammatory reactions
(NOO-tro-fil) A type of white blood cell.
a type of white blood cell Back
A white blood cell (WBC) responsible for protecting the body from infection. Neutrophils are the most common type of WBC. These cells play a role in inflammation and destruction of foreign invading microorganisms.
A medium-sized white blood cell with a nucleus consisting of three to five lobes and a cytoplasm containing small granules; one of a group of white blood cells called granulocytes, the others being eosinophils and basophils. Neutrophils make up about 65% of the white blood cells in normal blood. Also known as polymorphonuclear leukocyte, PMN, or "poly".
A white blood cell that is an abundant and important phagocyte.
A type of white blood cell that migrates through the bloodstream to the site of infection, where it ingests and destroys microorganisms.
a type of white blood cell that engulfs, kills, and digests microorganisms.
A type of white blood cell. The number of neutrophils present in the bloodstream is often used as a measure of stem cell engraftment.
Neutrophils are a particular kind of white blood cell. They are a very important part of the body's defense against bacterial infection. If the neutrophil count in the blood is lower than normal, the patient is said to have "Neutropenia."
A type of white blood cell filled with tiny sacs of enzymes that help the cell to destroy bacteria.
A neutrophil is a type of white blood cell distinguished by a lobed nucleus and granular cytoplasm. It is capable of ingesting and killing bacteria and releases various substances, such as lysozyme (antibacterial enzyme) and oxidizing agents.
A type of white blood cell that plays a major role in the body's defense against bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
a type of immune system cell that combats infectious agents, in particular bacteria. Neutrophils contain granules filled with potent chemicals that can destroy bacteria or other nearby cells when the chemicals are released.
A type of white blood cell capable of engulfing and destroying bacteria and other disease agents, immune complexes, and cell debris.
A type of white blood cell that directly kills invading bacteria.
A type of white blood cell (leukocyte) that engulfs and kills foreign microorganisms such as bacteria.
A type of white blood cell that engulfs and destroys microorganisms in milk.
The primary type of white blood cell involved in inflammation. Neutrophils are a type of granulocyte, also known as a polymorphonuclear leukocyte.
Type of white blood cell that fights infection; also called polymorphonuclear leukocyte (poly). Normal values depend on age but are generally 50-60 percent of 4,000 to 10,000 in number. For those under age 5, normal values are less than 50%.
a type of white blood cell characterized by granular cytoplasm and staining equally readily with acid or basic dyes
type of white blood cell, filled with neutrally-staining granules, tiny sacs of enzymes that help the cell to kill and digest microorganisms it has engulfed
Type of white blood cell; granulocyte in which the granules show no particicular attraction for either acidic or basic dyes