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a white blood cell derived from the thymus that contributes to the cell-mediated immune response. There are 3 major types of T-cells: T-helper (CD4 cells), T-suppressor (CD8 cells) and T-killer (cytotoxic T-lymphocytes or CTL). Contrast with B-cell.
Bible DictionaryHIV Vaccine Glossary
white blood cell critical to the immune response. Among these are CD4+ T cells and CD8+ T cells. The "T" stands for the thymus, where T lymphocytes mature. (See also lymphocyte.)
Bible DictionaryNCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
One type of white blood cell that attacks virus-infected cells, foreign cells, and cancer cells. T cells also produce a number of substances that regulate the immune response.
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Bible DictionaryHepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Lymphocytes that are produced in the bone marrow and mature in the thymus. Responsible for mediating the second branch of the immune system called "cellular immune response." T cells can live for months to years. This lymphocyte population is defined by the presence of a rearranged T-cell receptor
Bible DictionaryDictionary of Medicine
A white blood cell made in the thymus gland, a lymphoid structure in the upper chest. (The T in T-cell stands for Thymus). The T-cells coordinate the immune system by secreting lymphokine hormones. There are 3 fundamentally different types of T cells : helper, killer, and suppressor. Each has many subdivisions. T-cells are also called T lymphocytes.

 

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