Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

REVIEW
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--8

Neutrophils in health and disease: An overview


SM Rashmi1, DK Alka2, SN Ramakant2 
1 Dept. of Oral Pathology, Pravara Inst. of Medical Science, Loni, India
2 Dept. of Oral Pathology, K.L.E.S Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum, India

Correspondence Address:
S M Rashmi
Dept of Oral pathology, Pravara Institute Of Medical Sciences, Loni, Tal Rahata, Dist Ahmednagar State Maharashtra
India

Neutrophils are granulocytes, which form an essential component of the cellular innate system involved in killing bacteria and fungi. They play critical role in host defence by phagocytizing and digesting microorganisms and inappropriate activation of neutrophils may result in damage to normal host tissues. The structure, functions of neutrophils, mechanism of controlling periodontal bacteria, and neutrophilic abnormalities with oral manifestations are discussed in this article.


How to cite this article:
Rashmi S M, Alka D K, Ramakant S N. Neutrophils in health and disease: An overview.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2006;10:3-8


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Rashmi S M, Alka D K, Ramakant S N. Neutrophils in health and disease: An overview. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2006 [cited 2021 Jul 25 ];10:3-8
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