Leukocytes


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Leukocytes
LeukocytesLeukocytes, also known as white blood cells, can be broadly defined into two groups, arranged by function—phagocytes and immunocytes. They can also be classified into two groups by appearance—granulocytes and agranulocytes. Healthy whole blood normally contains approximately 4000 to 11,000 leukocytes in each cubic millimeter. By comparing that number to 5 million erythrocytes per cubic millimeter, we would expect to see around 500 erythrocytes for every leukocyte.Leukocytes are translucent. If we look at an unstained blood smear under the microscope normally we will not see any leukocytes. If we search very carefully and diligently, perhaps we could find what appears as a white blood cell ghost. Leukocytes each contain a nucleus and other organelles and are easy to f…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Leukocytes, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export