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T Lymphocyte Audio


Synonym(s): T Cell

A type of lymphocyte. There are two major types of T lymphocytes: CD8 cells (cytotoxic T lymphocytes) and CD4 cells (helper T lymphocytes); both T cell types are essential for a healthy immune system. HIV infects and destroys CD4 cells, gradually destroying the immune system.

See Related Term(s): CD4 T Lymphocyte, CD8 T Lymphocyte, Lymphocyte


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