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The leukocyte (white blood corpuscle) responsible for producing specific immune responses; lymphocytes normally constitute about a third of all leukocytes. Their production is impaired or disrupted in disease states, e.g., HIV/AIDS, by radiation, and by immunotoxic drugs.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Science and Mathematics.


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