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What is the other name for a Neutrophil?
AKA Puss Cells they they tend to accumulate at sites of infection.
What is the function of a Eosinophil?
Also involved in inflammation and allergic reaction.
Releases histamine during allergic reactions
Common is asthma.
What does histamine do?
It is a vasodilator helpful inflammatory responses (increases blood flow to damaged tissue)
It also increases vascular permeability. This allows the fluid or non formed element of blood to seep out into the tissues.
What is a lymphocyte?
They produce antibodies that act against specific foreign substances.
It is the specific immune response.
What are the two types of lymphocytes?
T lymphocytes - Stimulate B lymphocytes
B lymphocytes - Make antibodies
What is the function of T Killer Cells?
They don't need to be told what to do they just go and do it.
Navy Seals. They don't need a command to act.
What is the order to making antibodies by the lymphocytes?
The T lymphocytes tell the B lymphocytes what to do. Then the B lymphocytes tells the plasmas to make antibodies. And those cells make antibodies.
When do the amount of lymphocytes increase in the blood?
During TB, whooping cough, viral infections, tissue rejection reactions, and tumors.
What is function of a Monocytes?
Phagocytosis of large particles; typhoid, malaria, mononucleosis.
The Monocyte activates the T lymphocytes cells.
If there is a bacterial infection (like strep), what white blood count will go up during a differential?
If there is a chronic bacterial infection (like TB), what white blood count will go up during a differential?
What is Diapedesis?
The process by which leukocytes move through blood vessel walls to enter tissues.
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