Target cell may refer to:
Usually seen in defective globin chain synthesis, for example hemoglobinopathies, sickle cell disease and thalassemia;this causes the two sides of RBCs which are usually separated by an area of central pallor to be apposed given the Bull's eye/ target appearance.
- Cells presenting MHC class I molecules to cytotoxic T cells in immunology.
- The cell where a hormone has an effect in endocrinology.
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