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what are white blood cells for?

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Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection fighting: The white blood cells (leukocytes) are infection fighting cells.
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
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Dr. inderjit Deol
40 years experience Pathology
White blood cells (WBC) are component of blood cells. Other components are red blood cell and platelets. WBC includes lymphocytes which can be B-cell or T-cell types and generally, they fight infection.
May 29, 2015
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Fight infections. Prevent tumors. Remove dead and degenerating cells as normal part of growth and tissue turnover.
Answered on Nov 12, 2018

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