Anatomy & Physiology Question #16

Question

Which structures participate in phagocytosis?

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  1. Cytoplasm: Red blood cells
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  2. Immune system: White blood cells
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  3. Cytoplasm; stem cell
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  4. Immune system; Platelets
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Explanation

The correct answer is B. The process of phagocytosis occurs when the cell is trying to destroy an invading cell, like a virus. These are used by the immune system cells as a defense mechanism. The other cells such as red blood cells, stem cells, and platelets are not involved in the immune system and do not represent phagocytosis.

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