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White Blood Cell Presentation


Jemmy Smith

on 2 October 2012

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Transcript of White Blood Cell Presentation

The White Blood Cell White blood cells, or leukocytes, are cells that protect the body from diseases or materials unknown to the body. What are white blood cells? All of the white blood cells vary in functions, size, and target.
Two major groups of white blood cells are granulocytes and argranulocytes.
The difference between granulocytes and agranulocytes are that granulocytes are basically leukocytes that have granules in their cytoplasm, while agranulocytes have a lack of granules in their cytoplasm. Are there different types of blood cells? What are some types of leukocytes? Neutrophil by
Ryan Son, Jemuell Smith,
and Jason Tam A consistently high number of white blood cells is a symptom of Leukemia, a cancer of the blood.
A Leukemia patient may have as many as 50,000 white blood cells in a single drop of blood.
The causes are from mutations in DNA, viruses, and from radiation. Defects There are an average of 7,000 white blood cells per microliter of blood.
White blood cells also take up aprroximately 1% of the total blood volume in a healthy adult.
They have a lifespan of three to four days in the average human body. Eosinophil Basophil Lymphocyte Monocyte Macrophage Dendritic Cells
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