White Blood Cell Types

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

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