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ID103587
Property Number of lymphocytes in body (for total number of cells in body, 3e+13, see BNIDS 113005, 113006)
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Range ~2e+12
Units cells
Reference Alberts, Bruce Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, and Peter Walters (2002). Molecular Biology of the Cell Fourth Edition. New York and London: Garland Science section V-24 link - link
Comments See sentence beneath heading "Lymphocytes Are Required for Adaptive Immunity": "There are about 2×10^12 lymphocytes in the human body, making the immune system comparable in cell mass to the liver or brain."
Entered By Uri M
Date Added Mar 05, 2009 11:22 AM
Date Edited Mar 28, 2017 2:56 AM
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