Eosinophils: Definition & Function


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The primary function of eosinophils is to _____.

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1. Eosinophils are:

2. If a person has too many eosinophils in their blood, they have a condition called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We often don't bother to learn much about the different types of cells in our body, but maybe we should, given their significance to our health. One type of cell that you'll learn about in this quiz and worksheet is called an eosinophil. The quiz questions will specifically test you on points such as the classification of eosinophils and their main function.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • What eosinophils do
  • Eosinophil classification as a cell
  • The condition characterized by too many eosinophils
  • The relative amount of eosinophils in the body
  • Properties of eosinophils relevant to their function

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the definition and function of eosinophils by accurately answering the questions in the assessment
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you have accurately understood the lesson's main points on the characteristics of eosinophils and how they relate to the body's overall health
  • Knowledge application - apply the information you went over in the lesson to answer the assessment questions on the classification, function, characteristics and health issues related to eosinophils

Additional Learning

Go over some more information on this topic by reading through the corresponding lesson called Eosinophils: Definition & Function. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • What is an eosinophil?
  • Eosinophil function
  • How eosinophils work
  • Health problems associated with eosinophils