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white blood cells aka leukocytes
leukocytes and stuff 1
What is another name for white blood cells?
true or false. Red blood cells have no nucleus
The most common white blood cell and first cell to appear at injury site
What percent of white blood cells is made up with neutrophils?
What is another name for neutrophil?
polymorphonuclear luekocyte (PMN)
What are the 5 types of leukocytes?
neutrophils are seen as________
neutrophils are_____ ______, meaning they break things down
neutrophils are active in___________, they are eaters
What are the second most common type of leukocyte?
What percentage of all leukocytes do the lymphocytes make up?
What are the 3 different types of lymphocytes?
NK cells (natural killer)
Where do the NK cells of the lymphocytes mature?
in the bone marrow
which cells are the first line of defense against tumors or virally infected cells and just kill everything!?
The smartest cells of lymphocytes that send chemical messages to other cells
Where do the T cells of the lymphocytes mature?
in the thymus
These cells activate and direct other immune cells
AIDS causes a decrease in which type of cell?
Where do the B cells of the lymphocytes mature?
in the bone marrow and 'bean' (lymph node)
B cells differentiate into_________cells
plasma cells produce one of 5____________ (______________)
What are the 5 immunoglobins (antibodies)
have markers from the plasma cells so that other white blood cells know what to destroy
type of antibody that fight microorganisms in body fluids
type of antibody that can cause allergy hypersensitivity because it causes the release of histamine
2 types of antibodies that activates B cell lymphocytes
type of antibody that is a major antibody and can pass immunity through the placental barrier
immunoglobins bind to certain_____________(________) to form an immune complex that disables the immunogen - why vaccination works!
Is there anyway to treat bacterial or viral infections that you haven't been vaccinated for?
type of leukocyte that is soon to be a macrophage
Monocytes are_______in the bloodstream, and_______in the tissue
monocytes eat bacteria and viruses by what mechanism?
monocytes are___________, meaning they break things down
leukocyte that are allergy induced immune responses, and eat immune complexes
leukocytes that become mast cells in the tissue
basophils are__________in the blood stream, and__________cells in the tissue
What chemicals do basophils produce?
hisiamine and heparin
produces hisiamine and heparin
leukocyte that is an allergy response and produces hisiamine and heparin
Disorder when the body attacks itself