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WBC, phagocytosis of bacteria, increased in bacterial infections
secretes histamines, increases in chicken pocks, sinusitis, diabetes, myxedema, polycythemia
enzymatic destruction of parasites, phagocytize antigen-antibody complex, allergens.
increased in parasitic infections, allergies.
directly kills infected cells, cancer cells, foreigh tissue
t-cells, lymphocytes, made in thymus
become macrophages, important phagocytic cells. Phagocytize debris and pathogens.
Increase in viral infections.
becomes plasma cells, secretes antibodies
b-cells, lymphocytes, made in bone marrow
elevated neutrophils indicates,
bacterial infection, stress, phagocytosis of bacteria, increased in bacterial infections60-70% WBCs
elevated lymphocytes indicates
viral infections, mono, whooping cough & immune response
elevated monocytes indicates
malaria, fungal infections, TB, presence of viral infection, and inflammation
elevated basophils indicates
secretes histamines, increases in chicken pocks, sinusitis, diabetes, myxedema, polycythemia, hypothyroidism, cancer
elevated eosinophils indicates
allergic reaction, autoimmune disease, parasitic worms, allergies,
Type A- can donate to
A-, AB-, AB+
destroys cancer cells, cells infected w/viruses, presents antigens.
increases in diverse infections and immune response, mono, whooping cough, viral infection
25-33% of WBCs