Basophils: Definition & Function


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What color do basophils stain?

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1. What chemical is released by basophils?

2. What happens to blood vessels in response to basophilic release of histamine?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quickly assess your understanding of the structure and role of the basophil, a type of white blood cell found in the human body, with this quiz/worksheet combo. You will be quizzed on facts related to basophils, such as what they do and how their actions can be mitigated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will test you on the following:

  • How basophils appear when stained
  • The chemical released by basophils
  • What happens to blood vessels after basophils release chemicals
  • Medication related to basophil action
  • Categorization of basophils

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on basophils
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding basophil action and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the categorization of white blood cells

Additional Learning

Consider the associated lesson, Basophils: Definition & Function, for further information about white blood cells. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • What white blood cells do
  • How common basophils are
  • Allergic reactions
  • Inflammatory response
  • Corticosteroids