Definition of Cd8 cell

1. Noun. T cell with CD8 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus-infected cell and binds to the infected cell and kill it.


Medical Definition of Cd8 cell

1. One type of T-lymphocyte which bears the CD8 molecular marker on its surface. Some CD8 cells recognise and kill cancerous cells and those infected by intracellular pathogens (some bacteria, viruses and mycoplasma). These cells are called cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (see). (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cd8 Cell

CD4 immunoadhesins
CD4 lymphocyte
CD4 lymphocyte count
CD5
CD50
CD55
CD56
CD57
CD58
CD59
CD7
CD8
CD8-positive T-lymphocytes
CD80
CD8 T cell
CD8 cell
CD95
CDA
CDAD
CDC
CDC5 protein kinase
CDC7 protein kinase
CDCs
CDDL
CDE
CDE antigens
CDE blood group
CDISC
CDK
CDL

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1. HIV/AIDS, And Food And Nutrition Security: From Evidence To Action by Stuart Gillespie, Suneetha Kadiyala (2005)
"... to significantly increase CD4 and CD8 cell counts and hemoglobin levels (Fawzi et al. 1998). In Canada, vitamin C and E supplementation for three months ..."

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