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Descriptions of Phagocytosis

Phagocytosis : engulfing of microorganisms, other cells, and foreign particles by phagocytic cells (phagocytes).
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Phagocytosis

Phagocytosis: Phagocytosis is the process by which specialized cells surround and destroy foreign substances in the body. Phagocytosis is one process of the immune system and plays an important role in defending the body against harmful substances, such as bacteria, viruses, foreign bodies, and other micro-organisms that can cause diseases and abnormal conditions. Phagocytosis also helps to rid the body of old or abnormal cells, such as old red blood cells. Phagocytosis is performed by phagocytic cells.

Conditions that can afflict phagocytosis include autoimmune diseases.

Closely Related Organs: Phagocytosis

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Phagocytosis

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