In this article, we are sharing mnemonics to remember all the White blood Cells.
“White blood cells (WBCs), also called leukocytes or leucocytes, are the cells of the immune system that are involved in protecting the body against both infectious disease and foreign invaders. All white blood cells are produced and derived from multipotent cells in the bone marrow known as hematopoietic stem cells. Leukocytes are found throughout the body, including the blood and lymphatic system.”
White Blood Cells Mnemonics
“Never Let Monkeys Eat Bananas” is the mnemonic to remember the white blood cell (WBC’s).
White blood cells (% of all WBCs) (Main targets)
- Neutrophils (65%) (Bacteria, Fungi )
- Lymphocytes (25%) (Given Below*)
- Monocytes (6%) (Monocytes migrate from the bloodstream to other tissues and differentiate into tissue resident macrophages, Kupffer cells in the liver.)
- Eosinophils (3%) (Larger parasites, Modulate allergic inflammatory responses)
- Basophils (1%) (Release histamine for inflammatory responses)
*Lymphocytes Main Targets*
- B cells: releases antibodies and assists activation of T cells
- T cells:
CD4+ Th (T helper) cells: activate and regulate T and B cells
CD8+ cytotoxic T cells: virus-infected and tumour cells.
γδ T cells: a bridge between innate and adaptive immune responses; phagocytosis
- Regulatory (suppressor) T cells: Returns the functioning of the immune system to normal operation after infection; prevents autoimmunity
- Natural killer cells: virus-infected and tumour cells.
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