Flashcards in Monocytes Deck (11)
what is a monocyte?
WBC's that becomes macrophage after migration from the blood into the tissue
monocytes have less of what than leukocytes?
less heterochromatin than leukocytes
monocytes have many of what organelles?
monocytes have a well developed what?
what do monocytes form?
forms lysomal granules found in the cytoplasm
once the monocyte leaves the blood it becomes?
where does the differentiation of the monocytes occur?
in connective tissue
the macrophage is the dominant cell type after what dies?
after the neutrophils die
what does the macrophage phagocytizes?
phagocytize microorganisms, debris, and dead neutrophils
summary of the monocytes
....monocytes purpose is to replace neutrophils
....once the neutrophils die the macrophage is our main cell type
...phagotise, remove dead cells and debris