The Human Blood Basophil

Morphology, Origin, Kinetics Function, and Pathology

  • M. R. Parwaresch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
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  3. M. R. Parwaresch
    Pages 77-99
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    Pages 100-202
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 231-238

About this book

Introduction

The blood basophils lead a shadowy existence in the field of hematology, even now, 100 years after their discovery by PAUL EHRLICH. In clinical medicine they were hardly noticed for many decades, since they occur in such small numbers in the blood that small and moderate variations in the basophil count were not detectable with common count­ ing methods. This situation has changed since the in­ troduction of direct counting methods. It was noticed, for example, that the blood basophil count is increased in hy­ perlipemia. In the field of pathology the blood basophil was prac­ tically overlooked until recently. This was due to the fact that with common fixations in aqueous solutions the granules dissolve, so that the cells can no longer be stained specifically and therefore escape observation. This problem was solved through special fixing solu­ tions. However, interest in the blood basophils remain­ ed confined to only a few research groups.

Keywords

Basophil Weisses Blutkörperchen blood bone marrow cells fixation hematology histopathology kinetics lead medicine morphology pathology research

Authors and affiliations

  • M. R. Parwaresch
    • 1
  1. 1.Pathologisches InstitutUniversität KielKielGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-66329-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-66331-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-66329-1
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