Phagocytes

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A phagocyte is a [[White blood cell|white blood cell involved]] in the [[Immune response|immune response]]. It removes harmful [[Pathogens|pathogens]] from the [[Blood|blood]] by the process of [[Phagocytosis|phagocytosis]] ( whereby [[Pathogen|pathogens]] are engulfed into a [[Phagosome|phagosome]], then [[Lysosome|lysosomes]] bind to form a [[Phagolysosome|phagolysosome]]).  
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A phagocyte is a [[White blood cell|white blood cell involved]] in the [[Immune response|immune response]]. It removes harmful [[Pathogens|pathogens]] from the [[Blood|blood]] by the process of [[Phagocytosis|phagocytosis]] (whereby [[Pathogen|pathogens]] are engulfed into a [[Phagosome|phagosome]], then [[Lysosome|lysosomes]] bind to form a [[Phagolysosome|phagolysosome]]).  
  
 
There are several types of phagocytes, including:  
 
There are several types of phagocytes, including:  
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*[[Macrophages|macrophages]]
 
*[[Macrophages|macrophages]]
  
Granulocytes are white blood cells containing digestive enzymes, which are stored in granules. They form part of the innate immune response.  
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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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There are three types of granulocyte:  
  
 
*[[Neutrophils|Neutrophils]]  
 
*[[Neutrophils|Neutrophils]]  
 
*[[Eosinophils|Eosinophils]]  
 
*[[Eosinophils|Eosinophils]]  
 
*[[Basophils|Basophils]]
 
*[[Basophils|Basophils]]

Revision as of 10:37, 18 October 2018

A phagocyte is a white blood cell involved in the immune response. It removes harmful pathogens from the blood by the process of phagocytosis (whereby pathogens are engulfed into a phagosome, then lysosomes bind to form a phagolysosome).

There are several 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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