Phagocytes

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Granulocytes are white blood cells containing digestive enzymes, which are stored in granules. They form part of the innate immune response. There are three types of granulocyte:
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Granulocytes are white blood cells containing digestive enzymes, which are stored in granules. They form part of the innate immune response. There are three types of granulocyte:  
  
*Neutrophils
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*[[Neutrophils|Neutrophils]]
*Eosinophils
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*[[Eosinophils|Eosinophils]]
*Basophils
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*[[Basophils|Basophils]]

Revision as of 16:52, 11 November 2010

A phagocyte is a white blood cell involved in the immune response. It removes harmful pathogens from the blood by the process of phagocytosis.

There are different types of phagocytes, including:

Granulocytes are white blood cells containing digestive enzymes, which are stored in granules. They form part of the innate immune response. There are three types of granulocyte:

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