- neutrophil granulocyte
- common leukocyte in blood smears, about 60% neutrophils (50% - 70%)
- nucleus is divided into 3-5 lobes connected by thin strands of chromatin.
- lobe number increases with cell age (old cells up to 7 lobes).
- contain two types of granules stain only weakly if they are at all visible ("neutral").
- primary granules (A granules)
- contain lysosomal enzymes and are probably primary lysosomes.
- larger (0.4 µm) than the typical primary lysosome.
- secondary granules (B granules)
- the specific granules of the neutrophils
- contain enzymes with strong bactericidal actions
- these granules stain only weakly if they are at all visible ("neutral").
- Blood Histology: Blood Development | Lymphocyte 1 | Lymphocyte 2 | Monocyte | Neutrophils | labeled Neutrophil and Eosinophil | unlabeled - Neutrophil and Eosinophil | Basophil | Reticulocyte | Movie | Bone Marrow Histology | Category:Blood
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