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Macrophages

Macrophages are white blood cells that are able to surround, engulf, and digest microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Macrophages also stimulate action in the immune system.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Ken Y. Yoneda, MD - Pulmonology
Current as of March 12, 2014

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Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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