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What is the function of lymphocytes?

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Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell that are responsible for initiating an immune response when a foreign invader enters the body. These cells are primarily in the tonsils, lymph nodes and the spleen, but they also circulate in the blood

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The three primary lymphocyte types, including natural killer cells, B cells and T cells. Natural killer cells respond to antigens in a nonspecific way. B cells create antibodies unique to specific antigens. T cells initiate mediated immunity, a type of response where there are no antibodies. There are three different types of T cells and these include helper T cells, cytotoxic T cells and regulatory T cells.

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