Macrophages are modified monocytes and a type of granulocyte. Macrophages can leave the blood stream and enter tissues and organs of the body. Macrophages are active in the later stages of an infection. Macrophages release chemicals to stimulate the immune system.

Macrophages are phogocytic cells. This means Macrophages act as an antigen-presenting cell. They wear the antigen of the pathogens on the outside of their membranes. This stimulates the adaptive immune system. Macrophages also help to accumulate damaged or dead cells.

Macrophages are a part of your innate immune system.

Health Tips to Keep Macrophages Healthy:

See links below

White Blood Cells Blog Post

Neutrophils Blog Post

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