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Lymphatic terms

A&P CH14 Lymphatic System and Immunity Clinical Terms

TermDefinition
allograft transportation of tissue from an individual of one species to another individual of that species
asplenia absence of a spleen
autograft transplantation of tissue from one part of the body to another part of the same body
immunocompetence ability to produce an immune response to the presence of antigens
immunodeficiency inability to produce an immune response
lymphadenectomy surgical removal of lymph nodes
lymphadenopathy enlargement of lymph node
lymphadenotomy incision of a lymph node
lymphocytopenia too few lymphocytes in blood
lymphocytosis too many lymphocytes in blood
lymphoma tumor composed of lymphatic tissue
lymphosarcoma cancer within the lymphatic tissue
splenectomy surgical removal of the spleen
splenitis inflammation of the spleen
splenomegaly abnormal enlargement of the spleen
splenotomy incision of the spleen
thymectomy surgical removal of the thymus
thymitis inflammation of the thymus
 



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