NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,240 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A type of immune cell that has granules (small particles) with enzymes that are released during infections, allergic reactions, and asthma. An eosinophil is a type of white blood cell and a type of granulocyte.
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- A condition in which the number of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) in the blood is greatly increased. Eosinophilia is often a response to infection or allergens (substances that cause an allergic response).