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What is the major function of WBC?

To fight infections

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What is the major function of Neutrophils?

Essential in preventing or limiting bacterial infection via phagocytosis

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What is the major function of Monocytes?

Enters tissue as macrophage; highly phagocytic, especially against fungus; immune surveillance

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What is the major function of Eosinophils?

Involved in allergic reactions (neutralizes histamine); digests foreign proteins

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What is the major function of Basophils?

Contains histamine; integral part of hypersensitivity reactions

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What is the major function of lymphocytes?

Integral component of immune system

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What is the major function of T Lymphocyte?

Responsible for cell-mediated immunity; recognizes material as “foreign” (surveillance system)

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What is the major function of B Lymphocytes?

Responsible for humoral immunity; many mature into plasma cells to form antibodies

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What is the major function of Plasma Cells?

Secretes immunoglobulin (antibody); most mature form of B lymphocyte

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What is the major function of RBC (Erythrocyte)?

Carries hemoglobin to provide oxygen to tissues; average lifespan is 120 days

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What is the major function of Platelet (Thrombocyte)?

Fragment of megakaryocyte; provides basis for coagulation to occur; maintains hemostasis; average lifespan is 10 days


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