This lesson is going to look at the different types of white blood cells by examining:
Leukocyte is another word for white blood cells and white blood cells are a component of blood that play a role in the body's defense system. They clean up the body, remove old cells, destroy bacteria, fight infection, et cetera. There are five different types of white blood cells broken into two categories.
Granulocytes are types of white blood cells that have granules in their cytoplasm that are visible when stained. The granules are a type of enzyme and plays a role in defense.
The three different types of granulocytes are:
If somebody has worms, eosinophils are the type of white blood cell that would target those and help to get rid of it.
Agranulocytes do not have those visible granules in their cytoplasm. There are two types:
White blood cells are also called leukocytes. There are five different types broken into two categories. Granulocytes have visible granules in their cytoplast. They include basophils, which play a role in inflammation, eosinophils, which target large parasites, and neutrophils, which target bacteria and fungi. Agranulocytes have no visible granules and include lymphocytes which carry out immune responses, and monocytes, which develop into macrophages and engulf microbes.
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Basophils store the chemicals heparin and histamine and are used to promote inflammation (example: allergies). Basophils are distinguished by their s-shaped nucleus and large granules.
Eosinophils attack parasites that enter the body (example: worms) and are distinguished by their bi-lobed nucleus.
A term used to classify white blood cells by their visible granules in their cytoplasm.
Are also called white blood cells, leukocytes are the immune system/defense cells of the body. There are five major types of leukocytes in the body: neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, monocytes, lymphocytes.
There are two types of lymphocytes, T & B cells; lymphocytes are responsible for carrying out specific immune responses and primarily attack cells (cancers, virally infected cells).
Monocytes are circulating phagocytes that are more than likely on their way to migrating into tissues throughout the body. Monocytes adapt to their tissue environments and look different than in the circulating blood once they migrate into tissues. Monocytes are classified by their large, horseshoe shaped nucleus.
Also called first responder cells, neutrophils attack bacteria invaders that enter the body. Neutrophils are distinguished by their 3-5 lobed thin, horseshoe shaped nucleus.
Are also called leukocytes, white blood cells are the immune system/defense cells of the body. There are five major types of white blood cells in the body: neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, monocytes, lymphocytes.