Decrease in number of leukocytes, or leukopenia, is not important.
Most striking is the immense increase in number of leukocytes.
Increase in number of leukocytes is common and of great importance.
The leukocytes are commonly normal in number and relative proportions.
The leukocytes must first be washed in several changes of normal salt solution to free them from any adherent plasma or serum.
Phagocytosis or the destruction of the invading organisms within the leukocytes.
The leukocytes are counted with the Thoma-Zeiss instrument, already described.
Microscopically, there are great numbers of leukocytes, often much degenerated.
In general, the response of the leukocytes to chemotaxis is a conservative process.
Upon standing, a faint cloud of mucus, leukocytes, and epithelial cells settles to the bottom.