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Lymphocytes

Lymphocytes

A lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell that is produced in the spleen, tonsils, thymus gland, and the lymph nodes and other lymph tissues. Lymphocytes identify and help destroy cells that are infected with a virus or other infectious organism.

Last Revised: April 5, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine

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