A particular type of white blood cell which contain granules that stain with acid dyes. The eosinophils increase during allergic reactions.
A type of white blood cell that becomes more abundant in the bloodstream in certain parasitic and allergic conditions.
white blood cells whose functions are uncertain.
Specialized immune cells that stimulate immunoglobin IgE production and are involved in the response to foreign agents.
a type of white blood cell active in fighting parasites.
a white blood cell that contains granules filled with chemicals damaging to parasites, and enzymes that turn down inflammatory reactions.
a type of white blood cells, which are able to absorb foreign matter. These cells are involved in allergic responses in the body.
A type of white blood cell that participates in allergic reactions and helps to fight certain parasitic infections.
A special type of white blood cells which play an important role in allergic airway inflammation.
a type of white blood cell that can increase in allergy and other infections.
White blood cells that play a role in allergic reactions and resistance to parasitic infections
A granulocyte which is readily stained by eosin. Its granules are coarse, round, and uniform in size; the nucleus usually has two lobes connected by a slender thread of chromatin. These cells are thought to play a specialized role in immunity to helminth infections. Previously called eosinocytes.
red staining white cells that usually increase in allergic reactions
A type of white blood cell containing cytoplasmic granules that are stained easily by eosin or other acid dyes.
A type of white blood cell that plays a role in allergic reactions to foreign substances.
Eosinophils normally make up only 0.0-7.0%of white blood cells; they are involved in allergic reactions and parasite invasions.
A type of cell often found in the blood and airways of asthmatics or patients with allergic diseases. These cells appear to play a role in asthma and allergic reaction.
White blood cells with a lobed nucleus most active at sites of inflammation, named for ability to stain with the dye eosin
a type of white blood cell that can increase with allergies, asthmas, and infections.
A population of polymorphonuclear granulocytes which stain with acidic dyes and which are particularly involved in reactions against parasitic worms and in some hypersensitivity reactions.