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TCCD lymphatic systems HPRS-1206

lymph transparent, usually colorless, tissue fluid
lymph nodes small,spherical bodies made up of lymphoid tissue. found: singulary or grouped. nodes act as filters keeping substances such as bacteria from the blood.
spleen located in the left side of the abdominal cavity between the stomach and the diaphragm. in adulthood its the largest lymphatic organ in the body.
thymus gland one of the primary lymphatic organs, located anterior to the ascending aorta and posterior to the sternum between the lungs. it developes body's immune system, particulary from infancey to puberty. after puberty it does not function.
lymph/o lymph, lymph gland
splen/o spleen
thym/o thymus gland
lymphadenties inflamation of the lymph glands
lymphadenopathy disease of the lymph. LAS is a persistent, generalized swelling of the lymph nodes often preceding the development of AIDS.
lymphoma tumor of lymphatic tissue (malignant)
splenomegaly enlargement of the spleen
thymoma tumor of the thymus gland
hodgkin disease malignant disorder of the lymphatic tissue characterized by progressive enlargement of th lymph nodes, usually begining in the cervical nodes
splenectomy excicion of the spleen
splenopexy surgical fixation of the spleen
thymectomy excision of the thymus gland
lymphangiography x-ray imaging of the lymhatic vessel(after an injectio of contrast)
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