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White Blood Cell

timeframe between blood collection and interferon gamma release assay using T-Cell XtendÒ J.J.M. Bouwman a,*, S.F.T. Thijsen a, A.W. Bossink b a b Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Diakonessen Hospital Utrecht, The Netherlands Department of Pulmonology, Diakonessen Hospital, Utrecht, The Netherlands Accepted 9 October 2011 T-Cell XtendÒ; TSPOT.TBÒ; Lithium heparin; IGRA; Interferon gamma; Tuberculosis KEYWORDS Summary Vacutainer CPT tubes require blood samples for TSPOT...

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Blood Cells

Blood Cells Leukocytes (WBC’s) Leukocytes also known as white blood cells (WBCs) are cells which play a defensive roll in the body against injury and infection. They migrate towards tissues where they are needed and become functional performing various activities. WBCs can be divided into 2 groups: Polymorphonuclear granulocytes and mononuclear agranulocytes. Both types are spherical while suspended in blood plasma but when they invade tissues after leaving the blood vessels they become amoeboid...

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White Blood Cells

Lindsay Turner 4/20/01 White Blood Cells Bacteria exist everywhere in the environment and have continuous access to the body through the mouth, nose and pores of skin. Further more, many cells age and die daily and their remains must be removed, this is where the white blood cell plays its role. According to this quotation, without white blood cells, also known as leukocytes, we would not be able to survive. White blood cells are our body's number one defense against infections. They...

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Lymphatic System and Antigen-presenting Cells

________________________________________ 2. Cells of the immune system originate in ___________. These cells are called ______________ when traveling in the blood and are classified according to the shape of their nucleus and colors of their granules when stained. 3–4. List the leukocytes in order of frequency from most to least common. In the second column put their distinct characteristics. Name of Leukocyte Description 5. Specialized immune cells: Leukocytes are normally found in the blood, while non-leukocytes...

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Leukemia: Bone Marrow Transplant

is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of immature white blood cells called "blasts". Leukemia is a broad term covering a spectrum of diseases. In turn, it is part of the even broader group of diseases affecting the blood, bone marrow, and lymphoid system, which are all known as hematological neoplasm’s. Causes:- The word leukemia, which means 'white blood', is derived from the disease's namesake high white blood cell counts that most leukemia patients...

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The Lymphatic System

contains white blood cells (lymphocytes) and drain it back into the blood. This helps get rid of; toxins, waste and any foreign bodies within a human. The lymphocytes are cells of the immune system which helps the body to fight diseases. There are two types of lymphocytes; T and B lymphocytes. Unlike our blood, which travels through the body in a continuous loop, lymph only travels in one direction which is up towards the neck, within its own system. The tissue fluid flows into our venous blood stream...

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BIO 236 AP II Chapter 14 Blood 1. Define the following word parts. agglutin- to glue together                                  leuko-white bil-   bile                                        -osis abnormal condition embol-   stopper                                  -poie make,produce erythr-  red                                     -stasis halt, make stand Hema- or Hemo-blood                                      thromb- clot   2. What is the function of blood? Transport nutrients,oxygen...

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The Histamine Theory

Theory The immune system uses different types of white blood cells to defend the human body against foreign invaders. Of these white blood cell types, basophils are designed to release histamine. Histamine is most commonly associated with allergic reactions, but its true purpose is to increase blood flow to an area of the body the immune system deems under attack from foreign substances. These white blood cells also serve as an attractor for other cells needed to fight off invading bacteria and other...

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Lymphatic System

from lymph by lymph nodes and from blood by the spleen. Anatomy of the lymphatic system A. Lymphatic capillaries and vessels * Lymphatic vessels carry lymph away from the tissues. Valves in the vessel ensure the one-way flow of lymph. * Skeletal muscle contraction, contraction of lymphatic vessel smooth muscle, and thoracic pressure changes move the lymph through the vessels. * The thoracic duct and right lymphatic duct empty lymph into the blood. B. LYMPHATIC ORGANS *...

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Staying Healthy

protects the body from physical damage, microbe infection and dehydration. Its dry, dead outer cells are difficult for microbes to penetrate, and the sebaceous glands produce oils that help kill microbes. Blood clotting If microorganisms get into the body through a cut in the skin, the most important thing to do is close the wound quickly so that no more microorganisms can enter. A scab does just that. The blood contains tiny structures called platelets, and a protein called fibrin. A scab is basically...

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