A number of different types of cells that are involved in phagocytosis; include neutrophils, monocytes, and tissue macrophages.
Phagocytes including granulocytes, monocytes (white blood cells) and specialized tissue cells (macrophages) are major cellular components of the non-specific immune system.
Cells that readily eat (ingest) microorganisms like bacteria or fungi and can kill them as a means of protecting the body against infection. The two principal phagocytes are neutrophils and monocytes. They emigrate out of the blood and into tissues in which an infection has developed. A severe decrease in the blood level of these cells is the principal cause of susceptibility to infection in patients treated with intensive radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. The latter treatments suppress blood cell production in the marrow resulting in deficiencies of these phagocytic cells.
Any cell that can ingest particulate matter. The term is usually refer to specific types of white blood cells that ingest microorganisms and other antigens coated with antibody.
white blood cells of the immune system that engulf and digest antibodies.
white blood cells that wander throughout the body attacking bacteria and other foreign invaders.
cells that attack and engulf invading microorganisms.
cells that ingest microorganisms, other cells, and foreign particles
Immune cells that engulf and destroy foreign invaders. Examples of these types of phagocytes are monocytes, macrophages, and neutrophils.
cells capable of phagocytized particulate material.
White blood cells that can engulf (by phagocytosis) and destroy microorganisms including viruses and bacteria; cells in this category include neutrophils and monocytes.
a cell having the ability to ingest and destroy particulate substances such as bacteria or cell debris.
a general class of white blood cells that ingest microbes or other cells and foreign particles. Monocytes, macrophages and neutrophils are types of phagocytes.
A scavenger cell that possesses the ability to ingest bacteria, foreign particles, and other cells. Reference: L3
Large white blood cells that contribute to the immune defenses by ingesting microbes or other cells and foreign particles.