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glossary:macrophage [2007/08/07 20:25]
Debbie Aldridge Page moved from macrophage to glossary:macrophage
glossary:macrophage [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +====== Machrophage:​ ======
 +A large white blood cell, derived from [[monocyte|monocytes]] (a subclass of [[mononuclear_leukocytes]] ). Properties include phagocytosis and antigen presentation to [[t_cell|T-cells]]. Macrophages]] contain granules or packets of chemicals and enzymes (such as IL1 ) which serve the purpose of ingesting and destroying microbes, antigens and other foreign substances.
 +macrophage|Macrophages are not found in the bloodstream but at locations where body organs interface with the environment or the bloodstream. For example, in the lungs, [[spleen]] , [[bone marrow]] and liver. Similar cells in the [[blood]] are the [[monocyte|monocytes]].
 +See Also:
 +[[http://​​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=1085| Immune System Glossary]]
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