Granulocito

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Definición

Los granulocitos son un tipo de glóbulo blanco que incluye neutrófilos, eosinófilos y basófilos. Se denominan granulocitos debido a que están compuestos de pequeños gránulos que contienen proteínas importantes.

Los granulocitos ayudan al cuerpo a combatir infecciones bacterianas. Las personas que tienen cantidades bajas de granulocitos son más susceptibles a contraer infecciones graves y frecuentes.

Los granulocitos se cuentan como parte de una fórmula leucocítica.

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Referencias

Berliner N. Leukocytosis and leukopenia. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine.24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 170.

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