phagocytic index


phagocytic index
phagocytic index
n.
the average number of bacteria ingested per leukocyte in an incubated mixture of normal or immune serum, bacteria, and normal leukocytes

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  • phagocytic index — n a measure of phagocytic activity determined by counting the number of bacteria ingested per phagocyte during a limited period of incubation of a suspension of bacteria and phagocytes in serum * * * any arbitrary measure of the ability of… …   Medical dictionary

  • phagocytic index — noun : a measure of phagocytic activity determined by counting the number of bacteria ingested per phagocyte during a limited period of incubation of a suspension of bacteria and phagocytes in serum * * * the average number of bacteria ingested… …   Useful english dictionary

  • phagocytic index — the average number of bacteria ingested per phagocyte in an incubated mixture of bacteria, phagocytes, and blood serum: used in determining the opsonic index. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • index — 1. [NA] SYN: i. finger. 2. A guide, standard, indicator, symbol, or number denoting the relation in respect to size, capacity, or function, of one part or thing to another. SEE ALSO: quotient, r …   Medical dictionary

  • opsonic index — n the ratio of the phagocytic index of a tested serum to that of normal serum taken as the unit * * * a measure of opsonic activity determined by the ratio of the number of microorganisms phagocytized by normal leukocytes in the presence of serum …   Medical dictionary

  • opsonic index — noun : the ratio of the phagocytic index of a tested serum to that of normal serum taken as the unit * * * opsonic index, the ratio of bacteria destroyed by the phagocytes in the blood serum of a given individual to the number destroyed in normal …   Useful english dictionary

  • phagocyticindex — phagocytic index n. The average number of bacteria ingested by each phagocyte in an individual s blood after a mixture of the blood serum, bacteria, and phagocytes has been incubated. * * * …   Universalium

  • Pi — Symbol for inorganic orthophosphate (should not be used when covalently linked to another moiety). Abbreviation for inorganic phosphate. * * * class I protein; first meiotic prophase; isoelectric point; pacing impulse; package insert; pain… …   Medical dictionary

  • PI — Abbreviation for Periodontal Index. * * * class I protein; first meiotic prophase; isoelectric point; pacing impulse; package insert; pain intensity; pancreatic insufficiency; parainfluenza; pars intermedia; patient s interest; performance… …   Medical dictionary

  • pI — The pH value for the isoelectric point of a given substance. * * * class I protein; first meiotic prophase; isoelectric point; pacing impulse; package insert; pain intensity; pancreatic insufficiency; parainfluenza; pars intermedia; patient s… …   Medical dictionary


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