lymphocyte

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lymphocyte:

see bloodblood,
fluid pumped by the heart that circulates throughout the body via the arteries, veins, and capillaries (see circulatory system; heart). An adult male of average size normally has about 6 quarts (5.6 liters) of blood.
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; immunityimmunity,
ability of an organism to resist disease by identifying and destroying foreign substances or organisms. Although all animals have some immune capabilities, little is known about nonmammalian immunity.
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lymphocyte

[′lim·fə‚sīt]
(histology)
An agranular leukocyte formed primarily in lymphoid tissue; occurs as the principal cell type of lymph and composes 20-30% of the blood leukocytes.

lymphocyte

a type of white blood cell formed in lymphoid tissue
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Autoimmunity comprises a variety of autoreactive lymphocytes characterized by the loss of tolerance to a variety of autoantigens and imbalanced humoral and cellular immunity in biological systems [19, 23, 47].
In Sjogren's, autoreactive lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) infiltrate and destroy the glandular tissue.
Its efficacy in MS is based on its ability to reduce the number of circulating autoreactive lymphocytes believed to be involved in the pathophysiology of MS.