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Number, maturity and phagocytic activity of neutrophils in the three trimesters of pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17955769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Specific immunity decreases markedly in pregnancy. This study was designed to determine whether the non-specific immunity mediated by neutrophils plays any role in coping with this immunosuppressed condition. The number of leukocytes and neutrophils, especially the number of young band neutrophils, increased gradually with the advancement of pregnancy. The phagocytic activity of neutrophils increased in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Neutrophils may compensate in part for the weakened specific immunity of pregnant women.
S S Pramanik; T Pramanik; S C Mondal; R Chanda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:    2007 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-24     Completed Date:  2007-11-20     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  862-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
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MeSH Terms
Immune Tolerance / immunology*
Immunity, Innate / immunology
Leukocyte Count
Neutrophils / immunology*
Phagocytosis / immunology*
Pregnancy / blood,  immunology*
Pregnancy Trimester, First / immunology
Pregnancy Trimester, Second / immunology
Pregnancy Trimester, Third / immunology
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