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leukocytes (lōō·kō·sīts),

n.pl white blood cells. They protect the body from disease-causing viruses, bacteria, toxins, parasites, and tumor cells.

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Q. can i get a short explanation about white blood cells and their job? what does it mean if i have a insafition

A. White blood cells (WBC's) are the ones responsible for the immune system in the body. The white blood cell count rises in cases of infection, steroid use and other conditions. A low white blood cell count can have many causes, which need to be further evaluated by a doctor.

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Serum separator tubes have been shown to contain fewer leukocytes in the supernatant after centrifugation than corresponding PSTs (5).
Although several previous studies have investigated biological variations of numerical parameters of leukocytes (14-17) and demonstrated hour-to-hour and day-to-day intraindividual fluctuation of WBC, (17) this study is the first to investigate the biological variations of morphologic parameters of leukocytes because of their increasing clinical significance.
Allogeneic leukocytes or soluble factors released by leukocytes during storage have been extensively studied in recent years (23).
Table 2 includes the data needed to test the research hypothesis based on the effect of an exhaustive practice as well as methylphenidate usage over the number of rats' leukocytes and compare the average of leukocytes in witness, exercise, 25%[LD.
CCL2 in the tissue causes CCR2-expressing leukocytes to become activated and to migrate into the kidney where they perpetuate inflammation.
A If a physician has specifically requested a test for urine eosinophils, I do not think it would be correct to screen specimens with a reagent strip test for leukocyte esterase as a criterion for canceling a Hansel's stain for eosinophils in the urine.
Leukocytes originate in bone marrow and include diverse cell types, such as neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, monocytes, lymphocytes, and macrophages.
In response, the immune system sends leukocytes to areas in the body where injuries are likely to occur.
The genesis of the Charter-Leyden crystal in the eosinophilic leukocyte of man.
The stained cells were subsequently lysed with 1X FACS[TM] Lysing Solution and the obtained leukocytes were resuspended in 1 mL of 1 % fixative (Formaldehyde, Electron Microscopy Sciences, Fort Washington, PA) after washing twice with 1X PBS/0.

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