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Description:Magnified 1125X, this photomicrograph revealed some of the cellular constituents that were present in a sample of pus, which by definition, is composed of white blood cells (WBCs), otherwise known as leukocytes, cellular necrotic debris, and thin and watery serous fluid.

Pus is formed in response to what the body deems an attack on its normal healthy state, usually in response to the invasion by a pathogenic entity such as a bacterium or fungus, or to the presence of a foreign body, as in the case of a splinter. The ensuing inflammatory process, which begins in response to these events, attracts these white blood cells that act as part of the body’s defense mechanism, which in turn directly attack the invaders, and clean up the debris associated with the inflammatory process through the processes of phagocytosis and pinocytosis.

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Creation Date:1971
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