white blood cell

Mast cells

What are mast cells? Mast cells are a type of white blood cell (WBC) that are involved in the body’s immune response. Mast cells are similar in appearance to basophils, with both types of cells containing large granules in their cytoplasm (body of the cell), but they originate from different cell lines and can be …
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Basophils

Basophils are a type of white blood cell (WBC) that play a role in the body’s immune response. They are similar in appearance to mast cells and are known for their large, dark-staining granules in the cytoplasm (body of the cell). Basophils are relatively rare, making up between 0.5% to 1.0% of circulating white blood …
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Leukocytes

What are leukocytes? Leukocytes are a group of specialized cells and part of the body’s immune system. Another name for a leukocyte is white blood cell (WBC). Immune cells are responsible for protecting our body from infections and for helping us heal after an injury. It is normal for a pathologist to see these types …
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