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glossary:lymph_tissue [2007/09/03 17:51]
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glossary:lymph_tissue [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +A part of the body's [[immune system]] that helps protect it from [[bacteria]] and other foreign entities. ​
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 +Lymphoid tissue is rich in [[lymphocytes]] (and accessory cells such as [[macrophage]]s and reticular cells). The lymphoid tissue includes the [[lymph node]]s, [[spleen]], [[tonsils]] and adenoids and the [[thymus]] (an organ in the neck that is particularly large during infancy). ​
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 +A [[tissue]] in medicine is not like a piece of tissue paper. It is a broad term that is applied to any group of cells that perform specific functions. A tissue in medicine need not form a layer. Thus, the [[bone marrow]] is also a tissue.
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