Macrophage facts for kids
Macrophages are white blood cells within tissues.
Monocytes and macrophages are phagocytes, white blood cells that protect the body by eating (phagocytosing) dirt, bacteria and dead or dying cells. They are important for fighting infections and helping general immunity.
Unlike short-lived neutrophils, macrophages survive longer in the body, up to several months.
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