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Hot spleen

Hot spleen (Science: radiology) Decreased liver uptake, liver disease (e.g., cirrhosis), shunting of portal venous blood,... Read More

Spleen

spleen (Science: anatomy) An organ that produces lymphocytes, filters the blood, stores blood cells and destroys those that... Read More

Splenunculus

Definition noun, plural: splenunculi Small nodule of splenic tissue that may be connected to or detached from the... Read More

Lien

Lien An alternate term for spleen and more common to use spleno-. lien accessorius: accessory spleen. lien mobilis: floating... Read More

Hematopoiesis

Definition noun, plural: hematopoieses A biological process in which new blood cells are formed, and is usually taking place... Read More

Lymph nodes

Lymph nodes definition Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped organs located in different parts of the body and act as... Read More

Lymphoid organ

Definition noun, plural: lymphoid organs The organ of the lymphatic system, and carries out various immune... Read More

Lymphatic system

Definition noun A system comprised of lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, associated organs made up of lymphoid tissues (e.g.... Read More

Lymphoid tissue

Lymphoid tissue (Science: anatomy) tissue that is particularly rich in lymphocytes (and accessory cells such as macrophages... Read More

Platelet

Definition noun, plural: platelets A discoid cellular fragment (2–3 µm diameter) important for blood coagulation and for... Read More

Mac

Mac a serious opportunistic infection caused by two similar bacteria (mycobacterium avium and mycobacterium intercellulare)... Read More

Pancreas

Definition noun, plural: pancreases or pancreata A tongue-shaped glandular structure involved in the secretion of fluid... Read More

Mononuclear phagocyte system

Definition noun A system of cells located in reticular connective tissue, and are associated primarily with phagocytosis and... Read More

Sustentaculum lienis

sustentaculum lienis --> splenorenal ligament (Science: anatomy) A peritoneal fold (portion of the greater omentum) which... Read More

Reticular connective tissue

Definition noun A type of connective tissue characterized by the predominance of reticular fibers made of type III collagen... Read More

Facies renalis lienis

Facies renalis lienis --> renal surface of spleen The surface of the spleen in contact with the left kidney. Synonym: facies... Read More

Viscera

Viscera Definition In biology,  the word viscera refers to the large internal organs in the body cavity, especially in the... Read More

Lienorenal ligament

Lienorenal ligament --> splenorenal ligament (Science: anatomy) a peritoneal fold (portion of the greater omentum) which... Read More

Sphingolipid

Definition noun plural: sphingolipids sphin·go·lip·id A type of lipid with a sphingoid base (e.g. sphingosine and... Read More

Reticular fiber

Definition noun, plural: reticular fibers A type of connective tissue fiber that is made up of type III collagen secreted by... Read More

Polymorphism

Polymorphism Definition The occurrence of two or more different forms or morphs in the population of a species is referred... Read More

Trabecula

Definition noun, plural: trabeculae (general) A small supporting structure in the form of a beam, strut or... Read More

Chondrichthyes

Definition noun A taxonomic class comprised of cartilaginous fish Supplement Chondrichthyes is taxonomic superclass of... Read More

Mesentery

Mesentery mesenteries, plural form 1. Anatomy. In humans and animals: the double layer of membrane on the inner surface of... Read More

Erythroblastosis fetalis

Definition noun A medical condition in the fetus or newborn in which many erythroblasts are released in fetal blood from the... Read More

Directed case study method for teaching human anatomy and physiology

DIRECTED CASE STUDY METHOD FOR TEACHING HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY William H. Cliff and Ann W. Wright Department of... Read More

Reticuloendothelial cell

Definition noun, plural: reticuloendothelial cells (1) A cell of the reticuloendothelial system. (2) Any of the cells with... Read More

Lymphoreticular system

Definition noun The part of the immune system consisting of the phagocytic cells situated in reticular connective tissue, as... Read More

Plasma B cell

Definition noun, plural: plasma B cells A large B lymphocyte that when exposed to antigen, produce, and secrete large... Read More

Sphingolipidosis

Definition noun, plural: sphingolipidoses A lysosomal disease due to an abnormal sphingolipid... Read More

Monocyte

Definition noun, plural: monocytes A type of white blood cell capable of immune functions such as phagocytosis, and can... Read More

Macrophage

Definition noun, plural: macrophages A leukocyte whose main function is to eliminate cellular debris and foreign particles... Read More

Memory B cell

Definition noun, plural: memory B cells A small, long-lived B lymphocyte that was previously exposed to a particular... Read More

Deoxyadenosine diphosphate

Definition noun plural: deoxyadenosine diphosphates (biochemistry) A nucleotide composed of adenine, deoxyribose and two... Read More

Reticuloendothelial system

Definition noun The part of the immune system consisting of the phagocytic cells situated in reticular connective tissue, as... Read More

Lipidosis

Definition noun, plural: lipidoses A type of lysosomal storage disease that is often caused by a deficiency of enzymes... Read More

Accessory organs

Accessory organs --> supernumerary organs organs exceeding the normal number, which may develop from multiple foci of... Read More

Hilum

Definition noun, plural: hila (botany) The scar on a seed or a spore at the site where it was attached to its stalk during... Read More

Human

Definition noun plural: humans hu‧man, (h)yo͞omʹn A bipedal primate belonging to the genus Homo, especially Homo... Read More

Organ

Definition noun, plural: organs A group of tissues that perform a specific function or group of functions Supplement An... Read More