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white blood cells

One of three types of cells found in the blood. They help fight infection. Types of white blood cells include neutrophils, lymphocytes and monocytes. Also called leucocytes….

bone marrow

The soft, spongy material inside bones. Bone marrow contains stem cells that produce red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

red blood cells

One of three types of cells found in the blood. They carry oxygen around the body. Also called erythrocytes….

blood transfusion

Transferring donated or stored blood and blood products into the circulatory system.

urothelial cells

Cells that line parts of the urinary tract, such as where the kidney joins the ureter, in the ureter itself, in the bladder and in some parts of the urethra. This forms a watertight lining. Also called transitional cells….


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granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)

A protein that helps increase the bone marrow production of certain white blood cells called neutrophils, which fight infection.

faecal occult blood test (FOBT)

A test that checks stools for microscopic traces of blood.

germ cells

Cells that produce eggs in females and sperm in males. Germ cell cancers can occur in the ovaries or testicles.

sex-cord stromal cells

Ovarian cells that release the female hormones….