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White Blood Corpuscle

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noun, plural: white blood corpuscles

Any of the freely floating formed elements in the blood characterized by the lack of hemoglobin, colorlessness and the presence of nucleus. Its major function involves the immune system, protecting the body against invading microorganisms and foreign particles.


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These cells include the lymphocytes, macrophages, monocytes and granulocytes. Elevated counts of white blood corpuscles or cells indicate inflammation or infection. In adult humans, the normal range is 4500 to 11 000 per mm3.


Word origin: corpuscle ยป Latin corpusculum, diminutive of corpus, body.

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Compare: red blood cell
See also: basophils, coelomocytes, eosinophils, haemocytes, lymphocytes, neutrophils, monocytes.

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Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis as a sequela of SSD

... are short on time) If I recall correctly, when white blood cells proliferate , they quickly grow in numbers, ... abnormally shaped Red Blood Cells damage the renal corpuscle? I thought blood wasn't even supposed to be processed ...

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Topic: Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis as a sequela of SSD
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