General term for a variety of cells responsible for fighting invading germs, infection, and allergy-causing agents. Specific white blood cells include granulocytes and lymphocytes. Leukopenia A low number of white blood cells.
A leukocyte is a colourless cell that circulates in the blood and body fluids and is involved in counteracting foreign substances and disease. A leukocyte is a white (blood) cell. There are several types including lymphocytes, granulocytes, monocytes, and macrophages. See also phagocyte.
A white blood cell. Refers to a blood cell that does not contain hemoglobin. White blood cells include lymphocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, macrophages, and mast cells. These cells are made by bone marrow and help the body fight infection and other diseases.
(white blood cell, WBC) - a group of small colorless blood cells, which play a major role in the body's immune system. There are five basic white blood cells: monocytes, lymphocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils and basophils.
The general name for a white blood cell. Leukocytes are responsible for maintaining the immune system's response to foreign substances and infection. Three different types of leukocytes exist: monocytes, granulocytes and lymphocytes.
A leukocyte is a white blood cell, specifically a colorless cell with a nucleus, found in blood and lymph. Leukocytes are capable of amoeboid movement. They can produce antibodies and move through the walls of vessels to migrate to sites of injury, where they isolate and destroy dead tissue, foreign protein and bacteria.
The body’s own white Blood cells or leukocytes (WBC’s) fight disease and maintain immune function in the Blood. In general, white Blood cells in a Blood transfusion serve no purpose, but are transfused along with the red Blood cells, platelets or plasma. These unnecessary passengers can carry viruses, immune suppress patients and release toxic substances.
A white blood cell which appears 5,000 to 10,000 times in each cubic millimeter of normal human blood. Among the most important functions are destroying bacteria, fungi and viruses and rendering harmless poisonous substances that may result from allergic reactions and cell injury.