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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
Last Revised April 5, 2012

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Last Updated: April 05, 2012
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