White blood cells

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  • Created on: 06-03-19 15:33
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  • White blood cells
    • Neutrophils
      • Appearance
        • Granules
        • Nodular or U-shaped nucleus
        • Nucleus: cytoplasm ratio 50:50
      • Differentials
        • Subtle granules
      • What do they do?
        • Phagocytosis
      • Life span
        • few hours - rapid turn around
    • Eosinophil
      • Appearance
        • Red stained granules
        • Lobulated nucleus
      • Differentials
        • Obvious red granule colour
      • What do they do?
        • Parasites
        • Allergies
        • Some granules contain histamine
    • Basophil
      • Appearance
        • Purple stained granules
      • Differentials
        • Has visible, purple stained granules
      • What do they do?
        • Involved in inflammation
    • Monocyte
      • Appearance - CAN VARY
        • Nucleus takes up >50% cell
      • What do they do?
        • Develop into macrophages
        • Migrate to peripheral tissues
        • Phagocytosis foreign substances and infected cells
    • Lymphocytes
      • Appearance
        • No granules
        • Large, round nucleus
        • Nucleus: cytoplasm ratio 90:10
      • What do they do?
        • T cells - antigen receptors to killer cells
        • B cells - antibody producing
    • Thrombocyte
      • Platelets - involved in clotting

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