Leukocyte

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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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  • Plant used in traditonal Chinese medicine may treat metabolic diseases and obesity
    ( Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology ) New research published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, shows that a component found in in the plant, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, may inhibit the development of metabolic disorders by stopping the activation of NLRP3, a protein involved in the disease process. Specifically, the Read more on this news related to 'Leukocyte'
  • Component of Glycyrrhiza uralensis plant may thwart development of metabolic disorders
    New research published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, shows that a component found in in the plant, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, may inhibit the development of metabolic disorders by stopping the activation of NLRP3, a protein involved in the disease process. Read more on this news related to 'Leukocyte'
  • First time in India, Kerala hospital performs rare treatment for acute blood cancer
    Kochi, Nov.27 (ANI): Nineteen-year-old Neena (name changed) was suffering from acute blood cancer or acute myeloid leukaemia. Her disease slipped into a life-threatening stage even after two cycles of chemotherapy. She did not have a human leukocyte antigen, or HLA matched related or unrelated donor for a stem cell transplant, the standard procedure for such medic Read more on this news related to 'Leukocyte'

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