Granulocytes are a group of four types of white blood cell which are distinguished by the presence of granules in the cytoplasm (the liquid inside of the cell) and a cell nucleus which is usually found with three lobe segments. They are further distinguished by their appearance when stained. The three types are:

All of the granulocytes are created in the bone marrow.

Each of the granulocytes acts on foreign bodies in a different way and can release antimicrobial agents, enzymes, acidic compounds, nitric oxide and hydrogen peroxide.

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