leucocytes


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leucocytes

the white blood cells (WBC). All types are involved in body defences, e.g. as phagocytes or producers of antibodies. Unlike red blood cells, they are nucleated, aerobic and move freely between the blood and tissue fluids. Of a total white cell count of 5 - 10 × 103 per mm3, more than 50% are neutrophils, which increase in number with many common infections (leucocytosis). These together with the much smaller numbers of basophils and eosinophils have a multilobed nucleus and contain granules with different staining properties. About 35% of WBC are lymphocytes with a major role in immunity. Less numerous, but largest, are the circulating monocytes equivalent to macrophages in the tissues. See also blood cells, lymphatic system. See fig overleaf .
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05) on the effect of the different diets over leucocyte count are showed on Figure 1.
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Previous studies have not been carried out regarding variation of differential leucocyte count except neutrophils; we therefore, intend to investigate the variation in the leucocyte profile during different phases of the menstrual cycle.
As an inference, it has been thought that smoking may, in part, explain the changed level of blood pressure, total and differential leucocyte count (TLC), eosinophil count and monocyte count.
Pre-surgical and post-surgical values in patients with penetrating abdominal trauma Variable Pre-surgery Post-surgery Difference Leucocytes 15,130 11,700 3,430 (/[mm.
One aliquot was tested by the resident obstetrician in the antenatal clinic using reagent dipsticks (Lab Strip U11 Plus) to detect the presence of leucocyte esterase and nitrite, according to the manufacturer's instructions.
The blood samples (20 mL) were collected in heparinized tubes from all the animals at one week before expected calving to four weeks post-calving period at weekly interval for total leucocytes and neutrophil, lymphocyte counts, neutrophil functions and PBMCs culture for cytokines assay.
The leucocyte count, percentage of neutrophils CRP and creatinine levels were significantly higher in hyponatremic patients compared with those of normonatremic patients.