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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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerPeter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
Last RevisedApril 8, 2010

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