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Chapter 5, Problem 8RQ
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An increase in the number of which of the following suggests a bacterial infection?

A. Lymphocytes

B. Neutrophils

C. Monocytes

D. Eosinophils

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

Formed elements are the blood cells and platelets present in the blood. White blood cells are also referred to as leukocytes. White blood cells are derived from hematopoietic stem cells.

These are part of the immune system and are involved in protecting the body against foreign pathogens, infections, and diseases.

Explanation of Solution

Justification for the correct answer:

Option (B) is neutrophils. The neutrophils are white blood cells that help in phagocytosis of bacteria. It is active in inflammatory responses and nonspecific defense mechanisms. Hence, option (B) is correct.

Justification for the incorrect answers:

Option (A) is lymphocytes. The function of the lymphocytes is to attack the foreign pathogens invading the body of an individual directly or with the help of antibodies. So, it is an incorrect option...

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