Monocytes

Share the “vacuum cleaner” (phagocytosis) function of neutrophils. Also, present pieces of pathogens to T cells so that the pathogens may be recognized again and killed. This causes an antibody response to be mounted. Monocytes eventually leave the bloodstream and become tissue macrophages, which remove dead cell debris as well as attack microorganisms. They have an active role in chronic inflammation.

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