Granulocyte

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Granulocytes are a category of white blood cells, characterised by the fact that all types have differently staining granules in their cytoplasm on light microscopy. They are also being referred to as polymorphnuclear leukocytes (PMN or PML), because of the varying shapes of the nucleus, which is usually lobed into three segments.

The most abundant granulocyte is the neutrophil (neutrally staining granules). Often, the words "granulocyte" and "neutrophil", as well as other related terms (such as granulocytosis), are used interchangeably.

The granulocytes are:

White blood cells which are not granulocytes (mainly: lymphocytes and monocytes) are named agranulocytes.

Granulocytopenia is an abnormally low concentration granulocytes in the blood. This condition reduces the body's resistance to many infections.

See also: white blood cell, blood count


Cardiovascular system - Blood
Red blood cells - White blood cells - Platelets - Blood plasma
White blood cells
Granulocytes (Neutrophil granulocytes, Eosinophil granulocytes, Basophil granulocytes) - Lymphocytes - Monocytes
Coagulation
Coagulation factors: - Fibrin (I) - (Pro)thrombin (II) - FV - FVII - FVIII - FIX - FX - FXI - FXII - FXIII - HMWK - vWF - Tissue factor
Inhibitors: Antithrombin - Protein C - Protein S - Protein Z - ZPI - TFPI
Fibrinolysis: Plasmin - tPA/urokinase - PAI-1/2 - α2-AP - TAFI


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