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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.

Last Revised: November 29, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Ken Y. Yoneda, MD - Pulmonology

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