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Phagocytic Cells

Phagocytic cells and their function

CELLFUNCTION
Neutrophils kill bacteria and mediate inflammation
eosinophils release chemicals and phagocytize to kill parasites. Participate in allergic responses
monocytes develop into macrophages
macrophages phagocytize microbes. mediate inflammation. present antigens to T cells
basophils enter tissue at site of injury. secrete heparin and histamine.
Natural killer cells attack cancerous and virus-infected cells
dendritic cells phagocytize microbes. mediate inflammation. present antigens to T cells
mast cells secrete histamine in inflammatory response. participate in allergic responses.
Created by: Gianna B
 

 



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