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Lymphocytes and phagocytes

Post by chenglorraine » Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:29 am

are lymphocytes and phagocytes types of white blood cells?

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Post by Amy » Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:45 am

There are several different types of white cells with different functions, but they can all be put into two main groups:

Phagocytes or macrophages, and
Lymphocytes

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Post by chenglorraine » Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:59 am

Thanks Amy. That's very useful!x

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Post by MrMistery » Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:23 pm

Actually, NO!!!
There are 2 types of blood cells:
granulary(acidofiles, neutroiles, basofiles) and agranulary(lymphocytes, monocytes). when monocytes leav the blood and enter tissues they become macrofages
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Post by Dr.Stein » Sat Jan 07, 2006 8:39 am

Calm down, Andrew. None is wrong here, Amy is correct, but you also right. Classification of WBC could be based on several things. Amy classified WBC according to their function, while you classified them according to their structure. There is no official classification of WBC.
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Post by victor » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:37 pm

amy is refers to: non-specific immune system and specific immune system.
while Andrew refers to: Granulocytes, lymphocytes and monocytes...
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Post by MrMistery » Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:53 pm

Sorry, but in every book i have ever read i saw that classification. i didn't know there was another one. it is more an immunology classification...
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Post by Poison » Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:55 pm

Both classifications are correct.
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Post by victor » Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:24 am

depends on what book you refer to...I and Dr.Stein can say like that because I think we use the same references, which is immunology book.
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Post by opuntia » Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:46 am

Not only that, victor, but also on which level you are studying 8)
What Andrew told is more advanced than what Amy told...


PS: what i wrote is based on my personal experience :roll:
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Post by victor » Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:08 pm

Actually I'm in the same with him, doesn't it right Andrew??:lol:
but lately (maybe because of Dr.Stein), I become crazy about immunology...
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Post by Dr.Stein » Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:22 am

victor wrote:amy is refers to: non-specific immune system and specific immune system.
while Andrew refers to: Granulocytes, lymphocytes and monocytes...

A bit correction:
Macrophage plays a role both in nonspecific and specific immune system. In nonspecific, it acts as a phagocyte whereas in specific it acts as APC. Well, as APC actually it bridges between nonspecific and specific immune system :)

victor wrote:Actually I'm in the same with him, doesn't it right Andrew??Laughing
but lately (maybe because of Dr.Stein), I become crazy about immunology...

Aha! I am your APC then! I bridge between you and Immunology :)
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