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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.
Current as of:
March 3, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine
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