Granulocytes are a category of white blood cells which have granules in their cytoplasm. They are also called polymorphonuclear leukocytes because of the shape of the nucleus, which has three segments. The term polymorphonuclear leukocyte often refers just to neutrophils, the most abundant of the granulocytes.
Types of granulocytesEdit
There are three types of granulocytes, distinguished by their appearance under Wright's stain:
- Agranulocytosis (not enough white blood cells in the blood)