Monocytes are phagocytic cells that, in the tissues, differentiate into macrophages and myeloid dendritic cells.[1][2] Macrophages also serve as antigen-presenting cells (although it is less active at this than are dendritic cells).[3] They make up some 3-8% of leukocytes in the blood. They are a type of agranulocyte.[1]

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