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Ananya Juluri
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What are the different types of white blood cells?what are their functions?.

Manomay Shravage
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Types of white blood cells

Among your white blood cells are:

  • Monocytes. They have a longer lifespan than many white blood cells and help to break down bacteria.
  • Lymphocytes. They create antibodies to defend against bacteria, viruses, and other potentially harmful invaders.
  • Neutrophils. They kill and digest bacteria and fungi. They are the most numerous type of white blood cell and your first line of defense when infection strikes.
  • Basophils. These small cells appear to sound an alarm when infectious agents invade your blood. They secrete chemicals such as histamine, a marker of allergic disease, that help control the body's immune response.
  • Eosinophils. They attack and kill parasites, destroy cancer cells, and help with allergic responses.