also known as WBCs can be distinguished from RBCs by their larger size and by the presence of a nucleus and other organelles.
this guides WBCs to invading pathogens, damaged tissues and other active WBCs.
50-70% of the circulating WBCs are this
these are named because their granules stain darkly with the red dye eosin. they usually represent 2-4% of circulating WBCs and are similar in size to neutrophils
they have numerous granuels that stain darkly with basic dyes.
nearly twice the size of a typical erythrocyte. the nucleus is large and commonly oval or shaped like a kidney bean
slightly larger than RBCs and contain a relatively large nucleus surrounded by a thin halo of cytoplasm. 20-30% of the WBC population in blood.
by examining a stained blood smear, we can obtain this of the WBC population.
reduced numbers of WBCs
excessive numbers of WBCs
extreme leukocytosis usually indicates the presence of this. it is a cancer of blood-forming tissues.
another component of the formed elements
platelets that are nucleated cells in nonmammalian vertebrates.
bone marrow that contains enormous cells with large nuclei