Leukocyte

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Leukocyte Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body''s defense system

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  • blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria and fungi; an important part of the body's defense system

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Leukocyte Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The job of white blood cells (also called leukocytes) is to fight infections and cancer. They also remove poison, waste and damaged cells from the body.

The number of white blood cells increases when a person is fighting infection or disease and decrease when a person is healthy.



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  • Longer donor leukocyte telomere length linked to improved survival following HCT
    Among patients with severe aplastic anemia who received stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor, longer leukocyte (white blood cells) telomere length (a structure at the end of a chromosome) was associated with increased overall survival at 5 years, according to a study in the February 10 issue of JAMA. Read more on this news related to 'Leukocyte'
  • Size of biomarker associated with improved survival following transplantation
    Among patients with severe aplastic anemia who received stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor, longer leukocyte (white blood cells) telomere length (a structure at the end of a chromosome) was associated with increased overall survival at 5 years, according to a new study. Read more on this news related to 'Leukocyte'
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    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE MKT: CVM) today announced the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus has cleared the Company to commence patient enrollment for its Phase III head and neck cancer trial of its investigational cancer immunotherapy treatment Multikine* (Leukocyte Interleukin Injection). Read more on this news related to 'Leukocyte'

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