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White blood cells emerge from the bloodstream through capillaries and engage harmful molecules by either engulfing them or poisoning them. There are different types of white blood cells, which divide between them various... More »

The main function of white blood cells is to help protect the human body from infection as well as other foreign materials. White blood cells are also known as leukocytes, and they develop in bone marrow from stem cells. More »

A normal white blood cell count is any number between 4,500 and 10,000 white blood cells per microliter of blood. Normal values may be different in different laboratories throughout the United States. More »

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