Objectives

After completing this chapter, the student will be able to:

1. Describe leukopoiesis and the steps leading from immature forms to maturation.

2. List the maturation sequence of the granulocytic series.

3. Name four morphological features that are helpful in differentiating the cells of the granulocytic series.

4. Describe the physiology and function of granulo-cytes.

5. Describe the features that differentiate the granules of the neutrophilic, eosinophilic, and basophilic cell line.

6. Distinguish between the marginating and circulating pools of leukocytes.

7. Recognize the subtle morphological clues that may distinguish one white cell from another.

8. Describe the lymphatic system and its relationship to lymphocyte production.

9. Describe the role of stimulated and unstimulated lymphocytes.

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