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Chapter 14: Part 2


Cells and FunctionRole in Disease
red blood cells: oxygen and carbon dioxide transport too few causes anemia and too many cause polycythemia
platelets: essential for clotting too few causes clotting malfunctions, bleeding, and easy bruising
neutrophils: phagocytosis too many could be due to bacterial infection, inflammation, or due to leukemia
eosinophils: some role in allergic response too many may result from allergic reaction, parasitic infections
basophils: possible role in allergic response too many may result from allergic reaction, parasitic infections
lymphocytes: produce antibodies; destroy foreign cells atypical lymphocytes present in infectious mononucleosis; too many may be dues to leukemia
monocytes: phagocytosis; differentiate in tissues to form macrophages may increase in monocytic leukemia, tuberculosis, fungal infections
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