T Lymphocyte

What is T Lymphocyte?

T Lymphocyte meaning Synonym(s): T CellA type of lymphocyte. There are two major types of T lymphocytes: CD8 cells (cytotoxic T lymphocytes) and CD4 cells (helper T lymphocytes); both T cell types are essential for a healthy immune system. HIV infects and destroys CD4 cells, gradually destroying the immune system. Related Term(s): CD4 T Lymphocyte, CD8 T Lymphocyte, Lymphocyte

 

reference: AIDSinfo – Glossary

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