Definition of Basophil:

The basophils account for about 1% of the granulocyte count (60 to 75% of the white blood cells).  They release chemicals such as histamine and play a role in the inflammatory response to infection.

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...recommendation Bioflavonoids
“...It has been shown to inhibit histamine release from mast cells and basophils when stimulated by antigens (triggers)...”

CBC (Complete Blood Count) Test a treatment
“...These types – neutrophils, lymphocytes, basophils, eosinophils, and monocytes – are present in relatively stable percentages that may temporarily shift higher or lower depending on what is going on in the body...”
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Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

...our question about Your basophil count
Basophil levels are normally very low, but a high basophil count can indicate a problem with the production and growth of blood cells in the bone narrow, as occurs in myeloproliferative disorders.”

Complete Blood Count

...related topic
“...A machine-generated percentage of the different types of white blood cells, usually split into granulocytes, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils.  Red cell count (RBC)...”


...our question about Your basophil count
“Various chronic forms of dermatitis can increase basophil levels.”

Heparin a treatment
“Heparin is a naturally-occurring anticoagulant produced by basophils and mast cells...”

Histapenia (Histamine Low)

...recommendation Zinc
“...Zinc and manganese allow for the normal storage of histamine in both basophils and the brain...”
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Hives (Urticaria)

...the condition
“...The reaction involves the release of histamine from either mast cells or basophils causing an IgE (immediate type) mediated antibody response...”

Mast Cells

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“...They, like their first cousin basophils, are produced in the red bone marrow and migrate to the appropriate tissues, where they stay...”

Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance

...our question about Your basophil count
“Increased estrogen can raise basophil levels.”


...our question about Your basophil count
“Chronic sinusitis can raise basophil levels.”

Weakened Immune System

...the condition
“...Basophils are the least common type of white blood cell, making up only 0.5-1%...”
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