primed lymphocyte

primed lymphocyte

[′prīmd ′lim·fə‚sīt]
(immunology)
A lymphocyte that is from an immunized individual or that has been exposed to antigen in cell culture and is therefore sensitized.
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Macrophage are responsive to a number of lymphokines that induce their growth differentiation and activation; since lymphokines are released by primed lymphocytes, produced chiefly by T-lymphocytes, on contact with an antigen [21], and the demonstration of a lymphookine mediated reaction in this study strongly supported the existence of T like lymphocytes in Tilapias and that the fish is capable of delayed hypersensitivity reactions.