White blood cells (WBCs), also called leukocytes or leucocytes, are the cells of the immune system that are involved in defending the body against both infectious disease and foreign invaders. Five different and diverse types of leukocytes exist, and several types (including monocytes and neutrophils) are phagocytic. All leukocytes are produced an
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A cell in blood that helps to destroy microorganisms and the toxins they produce
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a group of colourless blood cells that are part of the immune system, helping prevent and fight infection
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White blood cell: One of the cells the body makes to help fight infections. There are several types of white blood cells (leukocytes). The two most common types are the lymphocytes and neutrophils (also called polymorphonuclear leukocytes, PMNs, or 'polys'). Lymphocytes are made in lymphoid tissue in the spleen, lymph nodes, and thymus gland. There
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<haematology> White corpuscles in the blood. They are spherical, colourless and nucleated masses involved with host defenses. ... Normal white blood cell counts are variable with age and sex. Normal adult range is 4, 500 to 11,000 cells per cubic millimetre of blood. Slightly higher counts are seen in children. Elevated counts can be seen in
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Type: Term Synonyms: leukocyte
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Infection fighting cells that help to maintain a healthy immune system. When a bacteria, virus or other foreign organism enters the body, white blood cells attack and destroy them. If an infection is present, the amount of white blood cells in the body will increase. Women that are pregnant will have slightly elevated levels of white blood cells...
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white blood cell: see blood.
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One of a number of different cells that play a part in the body's defences and give immunity against disease. Some (neutrophils and macrophages) engulf invading micro-organisms, others kill infected cells, while lymphocytes produce more specific immune responses. White blood cells are colourl...
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A type of immune cell. Most white blood cells are made in the bone marrow and are found in the blood and lymph tissue. White blood cells help the body fight infections and other diseases. Granulocytes, monocytes, and lymphocytes are white blood cells. Also called leukocyte and WBC.
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Component of the blood that functions in the immune system. Also known as a leukocyte.
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Blood cells that engulf and digest bacteria & fungi. An important part of the body's immune system.
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