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Leucocytes in health and disease 

Leucocytes in health and disease
Leucocytes in health and disease

Joseph Sinning

and Nancy Berliner


February 27, 2014: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.


Chapter reviewed December 2012—minor changes only. References updated.

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date: 27 September 2021

White cells (leucocytes) mediate inflammatory and immune responses and are key to the defence of the host against microbial pathogens. Subpopulations of leucocytes include (1) granulocytes—neutrophils, eosinophils (see Chapter 22.4.6) and basophils, (2) monocytes, and (3) lymphocytes (see Section 5 and Chapter 22.4.2)....

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