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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine|
|Current as of||April 5, 2012|
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