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Guide to White Blood Cells

Source: United States Federal GovernmentWhite blood cells are the cornerstone of the immune system. Also called leukocytes, these cells defend against infection, disease and foreign bodies. A healthy count of white blood cells in the blood is approximately 1%. Any more or less is a good indicator the body is fighting to regain normal health. The look and maturity of cells also plays a huge role in diagnosing illness or disease.

This guide comprises the best of Bright Hub as a collection of articles on white blood cells and their role in the disease process, treatment and diagnosis. Learning more about optimal health can help people take control of their bodies.

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