Basfilo (primer plano)

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Basófilo (primer plano)

Los basófilos son un tipo específico de células blancas que se tiñe fácilmente con ciertos colorantes básicos (de ahí su nombre). Obsérvense los gránulos obscuros dentro del líquido intracelular (citoplasma) de este basófilo. Estas células conforman solamente un pequeño porcentaje del número total de células blancas, pero son una parte importante de la respuesta inmunitaria del cuerpo, pues liberan histamina y otras sustancias químicas que actúan sobre los vasos sanguíneos cuando la respuesta inmunitaria es activada.

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  • Last Reviewed on 03/19/2012
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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