Introduction to White Blood Cells. There are 4 types of white blood cells: The Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Neutrophils, Basophils and the Eosinophils.
Lymphocytes: There are 2 types of lymphocytes, there is the T and B cells.
The T cells has a ''memory''. That means that they can recognize infections they encountered in the past. They are called T cells because they mature in the Thymus, a specialized organ of the immune system.
The B cell's function is to make anti-bodies against antigens. The B cells are produced in the Bone marrow.
Monocytes: The Monocytes can mature into macrophages. They also are produced in the bone marrow. Monocytes respond to inflammation, stress, viral fever and many other things.
Neutrophils: Neutrophils are the first-responder cells. Their functions is to attack bacteria invaders in the body.
Basophils: They are the response of any allergies and inflammatory reactions . These cells store 2 chemicals that promotes inflammations: The histamine and the heparin.
Eosinophils: They attack the parasites that enters the body. (Ex: Hookworms.)