Monocytes

Science / Biology / Monocytes: White blood cells that clean up dead viruses, bacteria, and fungi and dispose of dead cells and debris at the end of the infiammatory response.

Phagocytes

Science / Biology / Phagocytes: White blood cells that can engulf (by phagocytosis) and destroy microorganisms including viruses and bacteria; cells in this category include neutrophils and monocytes. MORE

Macrophages

Science / Biology / Macrophages: A type of white blood cell derived from monocytes that engulf invading antigenic molecules, viruses, and microorganisms and then display fragments of the antigen to activate helper T cells; ultimately MORE

Inflammatory Response

Science / Biology / Inflammatory Response: The bodys reaction to invading infectious microorganisms; includes an increase in blood fiow to the affected area, the release of chemicals that draw white blood cells, an increased fiow of plasma, an MORE

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