the most common type of white blood cell. Neutrophils
are granulocytes that release chemicals involved in inflammation and are
a defense against bacteria, which they ingest and destroy. The normal
count for neutrophils is from 3,000 to 7,000; counts below 500 indicate
an increased risk of bacterial infection.
NeutrophilJAMA Also called polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN). A white blood cell that plays a central role in defense of a host against infection. Neutrophils engulf and kill foreign microorganisms.
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