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neutrophil

aka PMN (polymononuclear)-type of granulocyte; initial respondents to acute injury; main phagocytic cells in bacterial infections

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lymphocyte

usually associated with chronic inflammation; T-cells and B-cells; per Pat, usually seen with viral infections

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macrophage

engulf foreign material and cellular debris; located outside of circulation; involved in granuloma formation in chronic inflammation

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eosinophil

type of granulocyte; associated with allergic reaction or parasitic infection (acute or chronic); contain enzymes like antihistamine and major basic protein (which kills bacteria and parasites)

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basophil

type of granulocyte; tissue derivative=mast cell; vasodilation and vascular permeability (via production of histamine and seratonin; mast cells play a role in allergic reaction and parasitic infections

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platelet

hemostasis; producers of chemical mediators for inflammation and coagulation: seratonin, histamine, platelet activating factor and thromboxane A2