White Blood Cells
The structure of white blood cells (or 'leucocytes') can be summarized as follows:
- There are different types of leucocytes, classified as:
- Have a longevity of a few hours to a few days but some can remain for many years.
- There are approx. 5,000 - 10,000 white blood cells per micro-litre of blood.
The most functions of white blood cells (or 'leucocytes') include :
- White blood cells are a major part of the immune system.
For more information about other components (sometimes called the 'constituents') of blood, see the page about the structure and functions of blood. This may interest students of holistic massage, reflexology, beauty therapies, or health-related courses.