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Abscess

... Definition: Radioactive abscess scan uses white blood cells tagged with radioactive indium and ... dead organ isms and destroyed tissue from the white blood cells that were carried to the area to ... . The yellowish pus consists of bacteria , white blood cells and dead tissue . Abscess ...

Abdominal ultrasound

... may show abnormalities A CBC shows elevated white blood cell count, indicating infection . ... scan A CBC shows infection by an elevated white blood cell count. abdominal ultrasound ... scan A CBC shows infection by an elevated white blood cell count ... Abdominal ultrasound ...

Acute lymphocytic leukemia

... characterized by large numbers of immature white blood cells that resemble lymph oblasts. ... (ALL) is cancer of the lymph cells, a type of white blood cell . While ALL is known as the ... progressing disease in which too many immature white blood cells (called lymph oblasts) are found ...

Acute lymphoblastic

... marrow of large numbers of unusually immature white blood cells destined to become lymphocyte s. ... progressing disease in which too many immature white blood cells (called lymph oblasts) are found ... 2005;147(5):645-650. Depending on what type of white blood cell is affected, acute leukaemia is ...

Acute myelogenous leukemia

... . It is characterized by the growth of immature white blood cells. Acute myelogenous leukemia ... progressing disease in which too many immature white blood cells (not lymphocyte s) are found in ... by low red blood cells ( anemia ), low white blood cell count ( leukopenia ) with a ...

Allergen

... allergen s stimulate the lymphocyte s (small white blood cells) to produce what are known as ... and attach to mast cells. Eosinophil s are white blood cells that react to allergen s ... in which the number of eosinophil s (a type of white blood cell ) in the blood is greatly ...

Aplastic

... to produce blood cells, including red and white blood cells as well as platelet s. Aplastic ... too few of all types of blood cells: red cells, white cells, and platelet s. Aplastic anemia ... cells are made, causes a dramatic drop in red and white blood cells. In 50 per cent of cases the cause ...

Barium

... barium sulfate, a chalk y chemical that appears white on X-ray film. Enema refers to any fluid ... liquid barium into your colon , which appears white on an X-ray . The barium outlines the inside ... patient's history and physical examination . A white blood cell count, urinalysis , abdominal ...

Blood

... another matched individual in their network. white blood cell count (WBC). The number of white blood cells in a volume of blood . Normal ... and 10,800 cells per cubic millimeter (cmm). white blood cells are the principal components of the ...

Bone marrow

... drugs, including AZT. Leads to a decrease in white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelet ... cells, the precursors to platelet s and red and white blood cells. Bone marrow transplant A ... cells. They may develop into red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelet s. Red blood cells ...

CBC

... as part of the CBC (complete blood count). white blood cells are the infection -fighting cells ... the following: The number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelet s. Blood tests ... A test to check the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelet s in a sample of ...

Cell

... s on the surface of B- lymphocyte s (a type of white blood cell ). Large- cell carcinoma - ... Communications, Inc. It occurs most often in white men. There are two major types of testicular ... Abnormal results ... B cell A type of white blood cell derived from bone marrow . B ...

Chronic

... A chronic malignant disease in which too many white blood cells belonging to the myeloid line of ... disease (CGD) is an inherited disorder in which white blood cells lose their ability to destroy ... is a leukemia in which too many immature white blood cells are produced in the marrow . ...

Cloudy cornea

... ... There are many different causes for white pupil , which are described below. Other conditions can also mimic white pupil . For example a cloudy cornea (usually, ... the eye ) may produce an appearance similar to a white pupil . ...

Conjunctiva

... Conjunctiva The mucous membrane that covers the white part of the eyes and lines the eyelids. Edema ... lines the inside of the eyelid and touches the white part of the eye , secreting a mucous that ... membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the white of the eye . Conjunctivitis is sometimes ...

Eosinophil

... or the back of the hand . Eosinophil s are white blood cells active in allergic disease s, ... Granulomatosis ... Eosinophil s are a type of white blood cell that are often involved in ... in the test tube. eosinophil A type of white blood cell that becomes more abundant in the ...

Erythrocyte

... you have about 600 red blood cells for every white cell . red blood cells ( erythrocyte s) - ... oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. white blood cells ( leukocytes ) - help fight infections and aid in the immune process. Types of white blood cells: ... virus , avian; ...

Granulocyte

... Definition: Granulocyte s are a type of white blood cell that includes neutrophil s, ... the production of neutrophil s (a type of white blood cell ). It is a cytokine that belongs to ... -forming) agents. GRANULOCYTE : A type of white blood cell filled with granules of compounds ...

Hairy cell leukemia

... marrow makes too many lymphocyte s (a type of white blood cell ). Gender and age may affect the ... makes too many B cells ( lymphocyte s), a type of white blood cell that fights infection . Hairy ... in which abnormal B- lymphocyte s (a type of white blood cell ) are present in the bone marrow , ...

Hangnail

... , folic acid , and vitamin C deficiencies. white bands on the nails: protein deficiency . white nails: liver disease , copper excess. Never ... It should look pink in coloration and the white portion near the cuticle should be nice and ....

Hematocrit

... the number of red blood cells, the number of white blood cells, the total amount of hemoglobin ... The measurements taken in a CBC include a white blood cell count (WBC), a red blood cell ... cells ( hematocrit ), the number and kinds of white blood cells, and the number of platelet s. ...

HIV

... system . Normally, the immune system produces white blood cells and antibodies that fight virus es ... HIV antibody A substance produced by certain white blood cells in reaction to contact with HIV , ... HIV ). Once in the body, HIV targets a type of white blood cell called T4 lymphocyte s and ...

Leukocytes

... infections and other disease s. Also called white blood cells (WBCs). Search All of MedicineNet ... Format ... LEUKOCYTES : Any of the various white blood cells that together make up the immune ... monocyte s are all leukocytes . leukocytes white blood cells, the blood cells responsible for ...

Lesion

... shiny, red or violet, flat-topped and covered in white spots or lines. They are usually itchy, may be ... areas of thickened dermal tissue that may be white or yellow in color and surrounded by a pink or ... as cancer . Leukemia Cancer of the blood . white blood cells may be produced in excessive ...

Leukemia

... disease s involving an uncontrolled increase in white blood cells ( leukocytes ). For information ... that produces the three major blood cells: white blood cells to fight infection ; red blood ... leukemia is a disease in which too many white blood cells are made in the bone marrow . ...

Leukoplakia

... Test ... Hairy leukoplakia of the tongue A white area of disease d tissue on the tongue that ... An abnormal patch of red and white tissue that forms on mucous membrane s in the ... descriptive term meaning that the observer sees a white patch that does not rub off, the significance of ...

Leukopenia

... LEUKOPENIA - An abnormally low white blood cell count. Normal white blood cell counts are variable with age and ... Leukopenia : Lower than the normal amount of white blood cells. Search All of MedicineNet For: ...

Lymph

... Lymph Lymph is a watery fluid (containing white blood cells and antibodies ) that washes ... stream. Lymph atic system Normally, your white blood cells ( lymph ocyte s) go through a ... (ALL) is cancer of the lymph cells, a type of white blood cell . While ALL is known as the ...

Lymphoma

... non-Hodgkin's lymphoma , tumor s develop from white blood cells ( lymphocyte s). Lymphoma , ... cancer in which lymphocyte s, a variety of white blood cells, grow at an unusually rapid rate. ... A decreased number of neutrophil s, a type of white blood cell . Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma A ...

Lymphocyte

... from HONselect: Lymphocyte s Lymphocyte A white blood cell of the mononuclear leukocyte ... macrophage / monocyte s ). Lymphocyte s are white blood cells that are part of the immune system ... of immunity . lymphoma ... LYMPHOCYTE : A white blood cell . Present in the blood , lymph , ...

Macrophage

... Macrophage : A type of white blood that ingests (takes in) foreign material. ... s. Macrophage s Macrophage A large white blood cell , derived from monocyte s (a ... culture experiments. macrophage A type of white blood cell that surrounds and kills ...

Marrow

... cells, the precursors to platelet s and red and white blood cells. bone marrow failure (for ... drugs, including AZT. Leads to a decrease in white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelet ... cells. They may develop into red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelet s. Red blood cells ...

Monocyte

... media from HONselect: Monocyte s Monocyte A white blood cell which can ingest dead or damaged ... organ isms. Monocyte s are the second type of white blood cell . They are also important in ... body against pathogen s. MONOCYTE : A large white blood cell that ingests microbe s or other ...

Multiple myeloma

... uncontrolled growth of plasma cells, a form of white blood cells. Normally, plasma cells make ... bone marrow . It occurs when plasma cells, the white blood cells that normally produce antibodies ... with the production of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelet s. Multiple ...

Neutropenia

... neutrophil s in the blood . Neutrophil s are white blood cells (WBCs) produced in the bone marrow ... bacteria . Neutropenia is a severe drop in white blood cells. Neutropenia increases the chance ... number of neutrophil s (the most common type of white blood cells) in the blood . The decrease may ...

Neutrophil

... which too many stem cells develop into a type of white blood cell called neutrophil s. ... polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) leukocyte. A white blood cell that plays a central role in ... microorganism s. Neutrophil A granular white blood cell that ingests bacteria , dead ...

Patches

... and heart rate will be checked. Thick, white patches in the mouth that may become malignant. ... on sun-exposed areas of the skin and in older, white men. These patches may become malignant ( ... . This is a condition characterised by white patches on the skin . The exact cause is ...

Pimple

... lid. Most styes look like small, red bumps with white centers. In superficial forms of the disorder, ... tetracycline, or doxycycline. Milia are tiny white bumps or pimple s . They occur when dead, ... skin if it becomes dry and cracked. Small white and yellow pimple s may appear in the affected ...

Platelet count

... include severe headache and chills and low white blood cell and platelet count s. ... S - A group of disorders characterized by low white blood cell counts, low platelet count s, ... by low red blood cells ( anemia ), low white blood cell count ( leukopenia ) with a ...

Platelet

... s. Platelet s are much smaller than red or white cells, with 250,000 in a drop. They clump ... to produce blood cells, including red and white blood cells as well as platelet s. Aplastic ... for certain blood components, particularly white blood cells that help fight infection and ...
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