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How Monocytes Function in the Body

What Are Monocytes?

Monocytes are a form of white blood cells. While white blood cells only account for 1 percent of the blood in the body, they play an important part in the immune system. Along with other types, monocytes can help destroy invaders and facilitating repair or healing, thus protecting us from diseases. They are produced in the bone marrow and then released into the peripheral blood for circulation. Around 5 to 10 percent of white blood cells are monocytes. [1]