Definition of monocyte in English:

monocyte

Line breaks: mono|cyte
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒnə(ʊ)sʌɪt
 
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noun

Physiology
  • A large phagocytic white blood cell with a simple oval nucleus and clear, greyish cytoplasm.
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    • In some animal studies, it stimulates natural killer cells and monocytes, which the immune system uses to fight off viruses.
    • In vivo studies have demonstrated that glutamine is essential for optimal immune cell functioning for monocytes, lymphocytes and neutrophils.
    • Microglia, brain cells equivalent to the monocytes of the immune system, surrounded the plaques that were not yet cleared.

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