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(Science: haematology) leucocyte with conspicuous cytoplasmic granules. In humans the granulocytes are also classified as polymorphonuclear leucocytes and are subdivided according to the staining properties of the granules into eosinophils, basophils and neutrophils (using a Romanovsky type stain), some invertebrate blood cells are also referred to, not very helpfully, as granulocytes.

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Composition of white blood cells.

... eosinophils 0.5%. http://www.funsci.com/fun3_en/blood/blood.htm http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/instruct/tcolvill/435/granulocytes.htm while these 2 links tells me that there are about 50-70% of neutrophils, 2-4% eosinophils, and 0.5-1% of basophil. The top link ...

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Sat May 16, 2009 4:48 pm
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Topic: Composition of white blood cells.
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Cells are 'Specialized'- What does this mean?

... (=specialised) into any distinct type of cell, but when they divide and mature they become specialised blood cells, such as erythrocytes or granulocytes depending on the type of progenitor. These blood cells are then specialised to carry oxygen/CO2 or to destroy pathogens, respectively, ...

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Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:46 am
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Hypothalamin hormones

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by Dr.Stein
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:40 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Hypothalamin hormones
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HISTOLOGY - help with identifying connective tissue

I think small red things you labelled as "mast cells/granulocytes" are not correct. For mast cells, they are too big. Mast cells are the tiny dots locate in the inner part. Granulocytes NEVER reside inside organ, they stay in blood vessels to ...

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by Dr.Stein
Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:38 am
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Topic: HISTOLOGY - help with identifying connective tissue
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Specific memory in Innate Immune System

... mentioned above. The antigen recognition via MHC belongs to adaptive immunity. T-cells cannot recognize antigen directly like macrophage and granulocytes do, so they need a help from some other cells (APCs) to process the antigen into simple peptide and present it with MHC to them. The principle ...

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by Dr.Stein
Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:31 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Specific memory in Innate Immune System
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