neutrophil 英 /'njuːtrə(ʊ)fɪl/
释 义 n. 嗜中性粒细胞
同根词 n. neutrality 中立；中性；中立立场
例 句 Various extracellular factors can delay neutrophil apoptosis, but the molecular mechanisms are not dear completely. 许多细胞外因子可以使嗜中性粒细胞凋亡延迟，但其具体的分子机制尚不清楚。
作者： Ray Anuradha
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. While the local infiltration of eosinophils and mast cells, and their role in the disease have long been recognized, neutrophil infiltration has also been assessed in many clinical studies. In these studies, airway neutrophilia was associated with asthma severity. Importantly, neutrophilia also correlates with asthma that is refractory to corticosteroids, the mainstay of asthma treatment. However, it is now increasingly recognized that neutrophils are a heterogeneous population, and a more precise phenotyping of these cells may help delineate different subtypes of asthma.