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Respiratory Burst

"Respiratory Burst" 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.

A large increase in oxygen uptake by neutrophils and most types of tissue macrophages through activation of an NADPH-cytochrome b-dependent oxidase that reduces oxygen to a superoxide. Individuals with an inherited defect in which the oxidase that reduces oxygen to superoxide is decreased or absent (GRANULOMATOUS DISEASE, CHRONIC) often die as a result of recurrent bacterial infections.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Respiratory Burst" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Respiratory Burst" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 96 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 1995
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