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What does blood consist of?
-Blood cells/platelets
-Plasma
Plasma is made of:
90% water
Proteins, salts, gases
Function of RBC biconcave disk shape:
Flexibility and deformability
What granules do granulocytes have?
-Specific
-Nonspecific
What granules may agranulocytes have?
Nonspecific
What is the nuclear appendage in female neutrophils?
Barr body
What are nonspecific granules?
Lysosomes
What do specific granules contain?
Enzymes
What substances are within nonspecific granules?
-Acid hydrolases
-Lysozymes
What substances are in specific granules of neutrophils?
-ALP
-Aminopeptidase
-Collaginase
What are the functions of neutrophils?
-Phagocytosis
-Destruction of microorganisms
-Inflammation
What do the specific granules of eosinophils contain?
Major basic protein
2 functions of eosinophils:
-Combat parasites
-Allergic reaction
Where do eos function?
-Spleen
-Lymph nodes
-GI tract
Why do eos function in tissue spaces instead of in circulation?
To encounter foreign microorganisms and allergens.
What do Basophils release?
Histamine
What are the agranulocytes?
Monocytes + lymphocytes
What do monocytes become when they enter tissue?
Macrophages
What do activated B lymphs secrete?
Antibody
What makes platelets?
Megakaryocytes
How many nuclei do megs have?
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