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white blood cells

white blood cells

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granulocytes

group of leukocytes containing granules in their cytoplasm

neutrophils

The most abundant type of white blood cell. Neutrophils are phagocytic and tend to self-destruct as they destroy foreign invaders, limiting their life span to a few days.

eosinophils

granular white blood cells that attack parasites and also help to control and limit the inflammatory response.

basophils

Blood cells that enter damaged tissues and enhance the inflammation process and contain histamine and heparin

agranulocytes

group of leukocytes without granules in their nuclei

monocytes

An agranular leukocyte that is able to migrate into tissues and transform into a macrophage.

lymphocytes

T lymphocytes form in the thymus and other lymphatic tissue and attack cancer cells, viruses, and foreign substances.