Eosinophil granulocyte - Definition

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Definition


Eosinophil granulocytes are neutral white blood cells that perform a useful function for the immune system. This primarily consists of destroying parasites that attack the body by binding to them and liberating an enzyme, histamine. The quantity of these granulocytes increases in these cases, which is called eosinophilia. This process is observed in skin or inflammatory diseases, and allergic reactions as well as asthma and urticaria, along with some types of cancer and leukemia. For this reason, scientists are currently studying the effects of eosinophil granulocyte transfusion as a treatment method.

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