Lymphocyte

 

  

Lymphocytes have very scanty cytoplasm and a prominent nucleus.  They are about 30% of other  leucocytes and they pass through the two major circulatory system as follows- lymphatic and the blood systems.  They possess minimal amoeboid ability and are mildly phagocytic.  They are divided into small and large lymphocytes.  They have endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus.

Physiologically there are two types of lymphocytes acting differently immunologically

The third which has been described recently is the natural killer cell

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Effect of cholesterol in diet on mobilization of lymphocytes in tissue stores. It causes deposition in tissue and reduction in circulating lymphocytes

 

 

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