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Basophils are cells that circulate in the blood and excrete histamine and other inflammatory mediators, they also release the anticoagulant heparin.[1] They make up about 0.5-1% of leukocytes in the blood. They are a type of granulocyte.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Marieb, EN; Hoehn, K (2013). Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th ed.). Boston, USA: Pearson. ISBN 978-0-321-74326-8. 

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