White Blood Cell Types

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HintLeukocyte(WBC) Name
Also called Polynuclear leukocytes because the shape of the nucleus represents 'beads on a string.'
Release chemicals to attract other WBC's and fibroblasts to produce scar tissue
Engulf bacteria at injury sites and within the body
Largest of the leukocytes with kidney bean shape nucleus
Also release chemicals to attract eosinophils and basophils
Increase in number during parasitic or allergic reactions
Monocytes and Lymphocytes are known as ___________
Appears with large nucleus with small halo of cytoplasm surrounding
Also can be called an Acidophil
Release chemicals to reduce spread of inflammation to other tissues during injury
Lymphocyte that is responsible for cell-mediated immunity, which is a defense against invading foreign cells and the coordination of immune response
HintLeukocyte(WBC) Name
Discharge histamine (pro-inflammatory) and heparin (prevents blood clotting)containing granules in damaged tissue.
Neutrophils, Eosinophils and Basophils are known as _______
Release prostaglandins (cause inflamation) and leukotrienes (attract other WBC's to injury site)
Lymphocyte that is responsible for immune surveillance, which destroys abnormal cells.
Considered a macrophage
Most rare of the leukocytes
Most abundant leukocyte type (70%)
Primarily digest toxic compounds such as nitric oxide and cytotoxic enzymes
Appear bilobed with dark purple stains
Lymphocyte that is responsible to humoral immunity, which produce antibodies as plasma cells.
Bilobed appearance with red granuoles

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