Pus and Immune Cells
What is pus made of? is it made of immune cells? what is mucous made of
and is its only function lubrication? does mucous also contain immune cells?
Pus is a combination of dead bacteria and dead white blood cells. The
greenish-white color is the dead white blood cells. Mucous is a lubricating
material found on mucous membranes and produced in mucous-producing goblet
cells. To be honest, I'm not quite sure what the chemical make-up of mucous
is. The mucous doesn't contain immune cells in itself, but once it takes up
residence on the mucous membranes it gets mixed with many other substances
and immune cells are probably mixed in with them at that point.
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Update: June 2012