What type of blood cell would pose the greatest threat

What type of blood cell would pose the greatest threat

What type of blood cell would pose the greatest threat

Fantastic voyage

Fantastic Voyage is a science fiction movie in which a group of scientists in a submarine are miniaturized and injected into a patient s bloodstream. Their mission is to travel to the patient s brain and remove a blood clot that has caused the patient to become comatose.

During their journey to the brain, the shrunken scientists encounter many of the structures discussed in this lesson and have some dangerous encounters with them. They have to move quickly to avoid being attacked by the patient’s immune system, which recognizes them as foreign objects.

Fantastic Voyage. Based on the 1996 Movie. For those of you that aren’t familiar with this film, here’s the link to the trailer: FANTASTIC VOYAGE 1966 MOVIE TRAILER

For this discussion forum, imagine yourself as one of these scientists and respond to the following questions from the viewpoint of traveling through a patient’s bloodstream in a miniaturized submarine.

What type of blood cell would pose the greatest threat? Support your choice. Imagine that your miniaturized submarine is attacked by a defensive blood cell. Write a short description about the specific type of blood cell (include its appearance) and the attack.

Besides the defensive blood cells, what other threats would you face from the patient’s immune system? Describe a few structures that would attempt to destroy you and the way they would attempt to do this.

Ladies- How would you feel being the ONLY woman on the trip? How would this trip differ for you than for the male scientists?

Use any personal experience, if appropriate, to help support your post. If differences of opinion occur, discuss the issues and provide examples to support your opinions.


Solution preview

As the miniaturized submarine travels through the brain, it will not take long before it is realized as a foreign object. The most significant risk will be the monocytes in white blood cells (WBC). The WBC belong to the lymphocytes and phagocytes family receptor neutrophils to detect chemical gradient and molecules in the blood system…………………….


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