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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0023516

NCI Thesaurus Code: C12529  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Cell

NCIt Definition: Blood cells that are devoid of hemoglobin, capable of ameboid motion and phagocytosis, and act as the principal components of the immune system.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A type of immune cell. Most leukocytes are made in the bone marrow and are found in the blood and lymph tissue. Leukocytes help the body fight infections and other diseases. Granulocytes, monocytes, and lymphocytes are leukocytes.

CDISC Definition: Blood cells that are devoid of hemoglobin, capable of amoeboid motion and phagocytosis, and act as the principal components of the immune system.

CSP Definition: white blood cell, specifically a colorless cell with a nucleus, found in blood and lymph; leukocytes are capable of amoeboid movement; they can produce antibodies and move through the walls of vessels to migrate to sites of injury, where they isolate and destroy dead tissue, foreign protein and bacteria.

MSH Definition: White blood cells. These include granular leukocytes (BASOPHILS; EOSINOPHILS; and NEUTROPHILS) as well as non-granular leukocytes (LYMPHOCYTES and MONOCYTES).

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Blood Cell, White
Blood Cells, White
Blood Corpuscle, White
Blood Corpuscles, White
Corpuscle, White Blood
Corpuscles, White Blood
Leucocyte
Leukocyte (cell)
leukocytes
LEUKOCYTE
Reticuloendothelial System, Leukocytes
WBC (white blood cell)
WBC - White blood cell
WBC
White blood cells
white blood cell
White Blood Corpuscles
white blood corpuscle
White Cell

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C12529 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN decrease in no. of leukocytes: consider LEUKOPENIA; increase in number of leukocytes: consider LEUKOCYTOSIS; CELL MIGRATION ASSAYS, LEUKOCYTE is available MSH
AQL CH CL CY DE EN IM ME MI PA PH PS RE SE UL VI MSH
AUTHORITY Bloom & Fawcett 94:117 FMA
AUTHORITY Gray's 99:1402 FMA
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000017005 SNOMEDCT_US
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source CDISC NCI
Contributing_Source CTRP NCI
CTV3ID X80Uw SNOMEDCT_US
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 0435-4175 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EC transplantation:Leukocyte Transfusion MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
EXTERNALLY_DEFINED N LNC
FX D010587 MSH
MDA 19990101 MSH
MMR 20070709 MSH
MN A11.118.637 MSH
MN A15.145.229.637 MSH
MN A15.382.490 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
SOS Any of several nucleated cells that occur in blood or tissue fluid, exclusive of erythrocytes or their precursors. AOD
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~X80Uw SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T023736 MSH
TERMUI T023737 MSH
TERMUI T023738 MSH
TERMUI T690972 MSH
TERMUI T690973 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TH NLM (1993) MSH
TH NLM (2008) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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