Neutrophil: type of granulocyte that acts on phagocytosis.
What they are (definition)
Leukocytes (white blood cells) are the defense cells of our body, which are present in the blood. Granulocytes are a type of leukocyte whose main characteristic is the presence of granules in its cytoplasm.
Main feature: has trilobulated nucleus (composed of three lobes).
Function: acts on phagocytosis (ingestion and destruction) of particles foreign to the human body.
Main feature: It has very large cytoplasmic granules, almost the size of the nucleus.
Function: Basophils act in the process of blood clotting by releasing heparin (anticoagulant substance). They also release, in cases of allergies, histamine, which is an important substance in vasodilation.
Main feature: has the bilobulated nucleus (formed by two lobes).
Function: also acts in the process of phagocytosis, but only in specific elements that penetrate our body.