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

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