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T-helper cell

Definition

noun, plural: T-helper cells

A form of T lymphocyte that acts in conjunction with B lymphocytes to permit antibody formation.


Supplement

This type of T lymphocyte releases lymphokines upon stimulation of specific antigens to promote the activation of B lymphocytes as well as killer T lymphocytes.


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See also: T lymphocyte


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