MadSci Network: Immunology

Re: Is a white blood cell a scavenger?

Date: Mon Nov 5 16:49:16 2001
Posted By: Peter Burrows, Faculty, Microbiology
Area of science: Immunology
ID: 1003855725.Im

Yes indeed, certain kinds of white blood cells called “neutrophils” are 
very good scavengers. They can go out of the bloodstream to attack 
bacteria if you happen to cut yourself and get an infection. They will 
kill the bacteria and clean up the mess.

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