White Blood Cells - Leucocytes

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  • Created by: DHorwood
  • Created on: 20-10-14 12:09
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  • White Blood Cells
    • contain a nucleus
    • larger than RBC
    • defence against antigens
    • 15% of total  blood volume
    • contains granulocytes (cells with granules in nucleus)
      • Phagocytic - able to surround and digest bacteria
      • Eosinophil
        • fight parasitic infections
      • Neutrophil
        • largest number of WBC engulf and destroy invading bacteria
      • Basophil
        • inflammatory and allergic reactions
    • contain agranulocytes (cells without granules in the nucleus)
      • lymphocytes / produce antibodies
        • T cells
        • b cells
        • natural killer cells
      • monocytes / destroy bacteria
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