Leukocyte1 - Leukocytes

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Leukocytes Leukocytes,  or white blood cells (WBCs), protect the body from foreign microbes and toxins.  Although all leukocytes can be found in the bloodstream, some permanently leave the bloodstream  to enter tissues where they encounter microbes or toxins, while other kinds of leukocytes readily  move in and out of the bloodstream. Leukocytes are classified into two groups, granulocytes and  agranulocytes, based on the presence or absence of granules in the cytoplasm and the shape of the  nucleus. Leukocytes have just one nucleus, but some leukocytes have a multilobed nucleus, making  them look like they have several nuclei.  Granulocytes  contain numerous granules in the cytoplasm and have a nucleus that  is irregularly shaped with lobes. Each of the three types of granulocytes is named after the  type of stain that its granules absorb:  Neutrophils,
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course PT 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Texas State.

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