Giant Microbes Plush - White Blood Cell (Leukocyte)

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Giant Microbes Plush - White Blood Cell (Leukocyte)

These Giant Microbes Dolls are a Million times their Actual Size! GIANT microbes are health and science products for humorous, educational, collectible and Smart fun! Products include printed cards with fun fascinating facts. Unique gifts for students, scientists, teachers, health professionals & anyone with a healthy sense of humor!

All About White Blood Cell (Leukocyte)

Don't let his cute looks fool you - this highly trained killer takes out enemy cells with extreme prejudice. Learn all about how these heroic fighters protect you and keep you healthy. Useful educational teaching tool and medical, get well soon gift or care package for those who need to feel better.

FACTS: White blood cells, or Leukocytes ("white cell" in Greek), are your body's white knights. If an enemy germ invades you, they ride to the rescue and fight to the death.

There are several different kinds of leukocytes, and each has special skills that help protect you. For example, neutrophils race to the scene when bacteria attack. They suffer large casualties creating the pus that forms on infections. B cells hurl antibodies at virulent viruses to neutralize them so T cells can move in for the kill. (T cells are also military historians: they remember old enemies and guard against repeat attacks.) And when the dust finally settles, monocytes help clean up the place by digesting microorganisms and their remains.

Some leukocytes also try to track down any traitorous cancer cells that your body itself produces. This domestic police force attempts to maintain cellular order to keep you healthy. Unfortunately, terrorist cells are hard to spot because they can look almost like normal cells. Chemotherapy and other treatments are usually marshaled to help carry the day (particularly in the case of leukemia, where the leukocytes themselves have gone bad).

But where good health prevails, remember: in every drop of the bloody battlefield, there are myriad vigilant champions, standing watch night and day to help keep you alive.

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