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  Human spleen: function, body location, diseases
The human spleen is an organ that creates lymphocytes for the destruction and recycling of old red-blood cells.
The spleen is shaped like a loose fist and is tucked under the left side of the diaphragm.
The spleen is located in the upper-left part of your abdomen.
www.mamashealth.com /organs/spleen.asp   (233 words)

The spleen is a lymphatic organ interposed in the blood stream.
The surface projection of the longitudinal axis of the spleen is the tenth rib.
The spleen consists of a diaphragmatic and visceral surface.
mywebpages.comcast.net /wnor/spleen.htm   (251 words)

  XI. Splanchnology. 4g. The Spleen. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body.
The size of the spleen is increased during and after digestion, and varies according to the state of nutrition of the body, being large in highly fed, and small in starved animals.
Frequently in the neighborhood of the spleen, and especially in the gastrolienal ligament and greater omentum, small nodules of splenic tissue may be found, either isolated or connected to the spleen by thin bands of splenic tissue.
The fibroelastic coat, the sheaths of the vessels, and the trabeculæ, are composed of white and yellow elastic fibrous tissues, the latter predominating.
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 Introduction: Spleen Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition
Sometimes the spleen must be removed surgically (splenectomy) because of irreparable damage (for example, due to an injury sustained in a car accident).
When the spleen is removed, the body loses some of its ability to produce protective antibodies and to remove unwanted microorganisms from the blood.
Despite these problems, however, the spleen is not critical to survival: Other organs (primarily the liver) compensate for the loss by increasing their infection-fighting ability and by monitoring for and removing red blood cells that are abnormal, too old, or damaged.
www.merck.com /mmhe/sec14/ch179/ch179a.html   (349 words)

 Spleen and Lymphatic System
The spleen is located in the upper left part of the abdomen under the ribcage.
The major parts of the lymph tissue are located in the bone marrow, spleen, thymus gland, lymph nodes, and the tonsils.
In someone who is healthy, the spleen is usually small enough that it can't be felt when you press on the abdomen.
kidshealth.org /teen/your_body/body_basics/spleen.html   (1165 words)

 MedlinePlus: Spleen Diseases
Your spleen is an organ above your stomach and under your ribs on your left side.
The spleen is part of your lymphatic system, which fights infection and keeps your body fluids in balance.
Your spleen also helps control the amount of blood in your body, and destroys old and damaged cells.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/spleendiseases.html   (231 words)

The spleen is located between the fundus of the stomach and the diaphragm, while also being in contact with the left kidney posteriorly.
The lymphatics of the spleen primarily flow to the pancreaticolineal glands, which follow the splenic artery.
The spleen is not necessary for life, but if the spleen is removed, decreases in immune function, decreases in circulating iron, and increased numbers of defective RBC's may be observed.
www.pitt.edu /~anat/Abdomen/Spleen/Spleen.htm   (464 words)

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