Granulocytes (or "polymorphonucleocytes") are distinguished from
the other category of leucocytes (which are called agranulocytes)
by the fact that granulocytes contain chemical-filled
cytoplasmic vesicles called "granules".
The most important functions of granulocytes (a
type of white blood cells) are immune functions. Further information
is included on the pages about each of these types of agranulocytes
- use the links above.
For more information about other components (or "constituents") of
blood, see the page about:
and Functions of Blood.
This may interest students of massage, reflexology, beauty therapies, or other
health or clinical courses.