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  • Basophil [r]: A circulating leukocyte which, when sensitized to a specific antigen by means of an immunoglobulin E molecule bound to its surface, will release physiologically potent chemicals on recognizing that antigen [e]
  • Eosinophil [r]: A leukocyte (white blood cell), the number of which rise in inflammatory disorders and parasitic infections [e]
  • Lymphocyte [r]: Leukocyte originating in lymphoid tissues, fundamental to the immune system, regulating and participating in acquired immunity, with receptor molecules on its surface that bind to a specific antigen. [e]
  • Neutrophil [r]: Leukocytes (white blood cells) whose primary role is in the cell-mediated immune system, where they destroy hostile substance by phagocytosis. They do release interleukin-12. [e]
  • Granulocyte [r]: Leukocytes with large numbers of granules in their cytoplasm, differentiated by their staining into eosinophils, neutrophils, and basophils [e]
  • Macrophage [r]: A type of leukocyte (i.e., white blood cells) that is associated with chronic inflammatory response. It digests foreign cells using the mechanism of phagocytosis, and both circulates in the blood, but later attaches to tissue as a part of local immune response. [e]
  • Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor [r]: Naturally occurring protein that stimulates the production of granulocytes and macrophages by stem cells and is used as a drug by some immunosuppressed individuals. [e]

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