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T-Lymphocytes

Lymphocytes responsible for cell-mediated immunity. Two types have been identified - cytotoxic (T-LYMPHOCYTES, CYTOTOXIC) and helper T-lymphocytes (T-LYMPHOCYTES, HELPER-INDUCER). They are formed when lymphocytes circulate through the THYMUS GLAND and differentiate to thymocytes. When exposed to an antigen, they divide rapidly and produce large numbers of new T cells sensitized to that antigen.

Year introduced: 1990 (1973)

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Tree Number(s): A11.118.637.555.567.569, A15.145.229.637.555.567.569, A15.382.490.555.567.569

MeSH Unique ID: D013601

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  • T Lymphocytes
  • T-Lymphocyte
  • T-Cells
  • T Cells
  • T-Cell
  • Thymus-Dependent Lymphocytes
  • Lymphocyte, Thymus-Dependent
  • Lymphocytes, Thymus-Dependent
  • Thymus Dependent Lymphocytes
  • Thymus-Dependent Lymphocyte

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