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Neutrophil Activation

"Neutrophil Activation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The process in which the neutrophil is stimulated by diverse substances, resulting in degranulation and/or generation of reactive oxygen products, and culminating in the destruction of invading pathogens. The stimulatory substances, including opsonized particles, immune complexes, and chemotactic factors, bind to specific cell-surface receptors on the neutrophil.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Neutrophil Activation" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Neutrophil Activation" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 138 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2003
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