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A giant cell
is a mass formed by the union of several distinct cells (usually macrophages). It can arise in response to an infection or foreign body
A foreign body is any object originating outside the body. In machinery, it can mean any unwanted intruding object.Most references to foreign bodies involve propulsion through natural orifices into hollow organs....
- foreign-body giant cell
A foreign-body giant cell is a collection of fused macrophages which are generated in response to the presence of a large foreign body. This is particularly evident with implants that cause the body chronic inflammation and foreign body response....
- Langhans giant cell
Langhans giant cells are large cells found in granulomatous conditions.They are formed by the fusion of epithelioid cells , and contain nuclei arranged in a horseshoe-shaped pattern in the cell periphery....
- Touton giant cell
Touton giant cells are seen in lesions with high lipid content such as fat necrosis, xanthoma, and xanthogranulomas. They are also found in dermatofibroma....
- Aschoff Giant Cells (found in Rheumatic heart disease)
- as in subependymal giant cell astrocytoma
A cementoblast is a biological cell that forms from the follicular cells around the root of a tooth, and whose biological function is cementogenesis, which is the creation of cementum ....
s & osteoclast
An osteoclast is a type of bone cell that removes bone tissue by removing its mineralized matrix and breaking up the organic bone . This process is known as bone resorption. Osteoclasts were discovered by Kolliker in 1873...
s are found normally during the shedding of deciduous teeth
Deciduous teeth, otherwise known as reborner teeth, baby teeth, temporary teeth and primary teeth, are the first set of teeth in the growth development of humans and many other mammals. In some Asian countries they are referred to as fall teeth as they will eventually fall out, while in almost all...
. They are also found after tooth extraction.
- giant cell arteritis
- idiopathic giant cell myocarditis
Idiopathic giant-cell myocarditis is a cardiovascular disease.It is rare; however, it is often fatal and there is no proven cure because of the unknown nature of the disorder.IGCM frequently leads to death with high rate about 70% in first year...
- large cell
Large cell is a term used in oncology. It does not refer to a particular type of cell; rather it refers to cells that are larger than would be normally expected for that type...