Definition of Eosinophils

1. Noun. (plural of eosinophil) ¹

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Definition of Eosinophils

1. eosinophil [n] - See also: eosinophil

Medical Definition of Eosinophils

1. A type of polymorphonuclear leukocyte containing eosin-staining granules. Although the activity of eosinophils is not entirely clear, they are known to destroy parasitic organisms and play a major role in allergic reactions. They also secrete chemical mediators that can cause bronchoconstriction in asthma. Eosinophils make up one to three percent of the total white blood cell count. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eosinophils

eosinophilic gastritis
eosinophilic gastroenteritis
eosinophilic granuloma
eosinophilic leukaemia
eosinophilic leukocyte
eosinophilic leukocytosis
eosinophilic leukopenia
eosinophilic lung disease
eosinophilic meningitis
eosinophilic meningoencephalitis
eosinophilic pneumonia
eosinophilic pneumonopathy
eosinophilic pustular folliculitis
eosinophillic folliculitis
eosinophils (current term)

Literary usage of Eosinophils

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"The granules of eosinophils even in the younger cells and before they become clearly ... Very few facts concerning the function of eosinophils are known. ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"The nucleus is very different from that of the neutrophils and from that (>f the eosinophils; it has a polymorphism of its own kind, reminding me somewhat ..."

3. Transactions of the Pathological Society of London by Pathological Society of London (1907)
"There were 10 per cent. of eosinophils in the effusion, and 73 per cent. of endothelial cells. The fluid was found to be non-pathogenic to guinea-pigs. ..."

4. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1920)
"The granules of eosinophils even in the younger cells and before they become clearly ... Very few facts concerning the function of eosinophils are known. ..."

5. A Text-book of clinical diagnosis by laboratory methods: For the Use of by Leonard Napoleon Boston (1905)
"In leprosy I found 8.7 per cent, of eosinophils.* Medicinal eosinophilia may follow phosphorus-poisoning and, according to Taylor, the administration of ..."

6. Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"The presence of activated lymphocytes and eosinophils in bronchial biopsies ... IL-5 is an important regulating cytokine for eosinophils, and its level of ..."

7. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"There is prompt disappearance of eosinophils from the typhoid blood. Return of eosinophils is an encouraging feature; as a rule this indicates convalescence ..."

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